The rendering above is the generic saltine-cracker proposal for the triangle formed by West Twelth, Greenwich and Seventh Avenue. It's the result of the land deal made by developer taking over the land formerly known as Saint Vincent's Hospital. It would be a milquetoast addition to an iconic neighborhood.
Two gentleman have proposed something more bold. Instead of what is proposed, they have suggested an AIDS Memorial Park paying tribute to the hospital that was the forefront at the beginning of a disease that wiped out a generation of gay men.
Anything with some character will always face opposition though, and the idea needs support. Organization efforts are in the early phase. Grouping together under the name "Queer History Alliance", there is now a Facebook page and website. Community board meetings and more are coming in November. We'll keep you up to date!