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BAM Lights Up With Messages for Boston After Marathon Bombing

'New York Loves Boston' and other words of comfort could be seen on the Fort Greene building Monday night.

 

Messages of solidarity and support for Boston scrawled across the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Monday night following the Boston Marathon bombing. 

Projections with the words "It shouldn't take a tragedy for us to come together," "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that," and "NY [hearts] B," illuminated the side of the Peter Jay Sharp building on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place. 

The images are the work of The Illuminator, a political art project that, according to its Twitter bio, "emerged out of Occupy Wall Street [and] uses light projection to create spectacular interventions in public space." 

More than 100 people were injured and three were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, by two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon.

Hospitals reported at least 144 people are being treated, with at least 17 of them in critical condition and 25 in serious condition, CNN reported. At least eight of the patients are children.

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