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Largest Pride Flag In NYC Has Taken Over Four Freedoms Park On Roosevelt Island

By Bianca Bahamondes

Largest Pride Flag In NYC Has Taken Over Four Freedoms Park On Roosevelt Island
New York City’s largest LGBTQ Pride Flag was unveiled this weekend at Roosevelt Island.

Located at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park, the rainbow flag has taken over a large set of stairs. The colorfully painted staircase is a 12-by-100-foot installation specifically created for World Pride, which this year is being hosted in NYC.

The waterfront flag was made public on Saturday, June 15, and will remain on view through Sunday, June 30. According to the description on the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy site: “[T]he Park’s monumental staircase will transform into a massive Pride flag, sponsored by Bloomberg, to celebrate the progress that’s been made over the past 50 years, and to shine a light on the LGBTQ community’s continued fight for the universal human rights articulated in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech: freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.”

The vibrant staircase can be found on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. When you visit, be sure to tag any photos on social media using #AscendWithPride!

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featured image source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park 


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