In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, New Yorkers–right down to the mayor— have been affirming their love and support for their sister city. This past weekened, shops like AuH20 Thriftique and Barbara Feinman Millinery drew the Eiffel Tower peace sign on their chalkboards. And further down East 7th Street, a new Parisian sandwich shop served as a beacon for anyone seeking to reconnect with the City of Light, Love, and baguettes in some small way.
Hundreds of people, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, poured into Washington Square Park this afternoon for a “New York is Paris” gathering intended to send “love and support to the people of France” following last night’s terror attacks. Watch our video to hear from the mayor and others who gathered around the arch, sometimes breaking into France’s national anthem. Tonight, the monument, modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, was lit in the colors of the French flag.