The HuffPost reports:
On Good Friday, a mysterious giant wooden cross appeared on Gay Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, chained and locked to an apartment gate. Over the next nine days, the cross’ owner would return and chain the cross to different parts of the street making it impossible for others to move it.
“To be honest, I’m a Christian, and the cross means, love, peace and hope. And it was clear the owner of this cross did not share those values,” Gay St. resident Micah Latter, whose gate the cross was first chained to, told HuffPost. “Whatever [this person’s] point, [it] was lost in translation. Their actions were pointless and annoying.”
After getting no help from the city in having the cross removed, Latter gathered the neighborhood for a champagne-fueled painting party. Hit the link for photos of that. They also super-glued the lock so the owner can’t take away what they now call the street’s “Love Cross.”
NOTE: For those unaware, the corner of Gay and Christopher is prime real estate during NYC’s pride parade. You’ll find my crew right there every year.