Last weekend, Governor Hochul announced that over a dozen landmarks were going to be lit in the Ukrainian colors of blue & yellow to show support in light of the ongoing turmoil in Eastern Europe, and more lightings will occur tonight.
“New York is the proud home of the largest Ukrainian population in the United States and we condemn the unjust and unconscionable violence being perpetrated against the people of Ukraine,” Governor Hochul said in a statement. “We stand in solidarity with those in New York who are scared for their family and loved ones, and our prayers are with the innocent victims as they fight to maintain their freedom as a sovereign people and nation.”
The Empire State Building just announced that it will once again be lit blue and yellow tonight to honor Ukraine. The building previously shined in the colors of the Ukrainian flag last Friday (2/25).
The NYS landmarks that were lit last weekend included:
- One World Trade Center
- Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
- Kosciuszko Bridge
- The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
- State Education Building
- Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
- Empire State Plaza (Albany)
- State Fairgrounds – Main Gate and Expo Center
- The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge
- Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct
- Albany International Airport Gateway
- Fairport Lift Bridge
The New York City Hall also glowed last Friday:
New York City Hall is lit up tonight with the colors of the Ukrainian flag. pic.twitter.com/kwEcda0ktw
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) February 26, 2022
If you’re looking for ways to help in New York City, the local Ukrainian community has established a fundraising effort to help those affected by the war, which can be found here. Donations will be used for humanitarian relief efforts including medical supplies, food and other essentials. You can also support these local Ukrainian business in NYC.