NY state landmarks to light up in purple tonight for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

One World Trade Center
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A handful of New York state landmarks will light up in purple on Thursday night as part of an initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

The following sites will be illuminated in purple to mark “Wear Purple Day,” Cuomo said in a release:

• One World Trade Center
• Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
• Kosciuszko Bridge
• Alfred E. Smith Building
• H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
• State Education Building
• State Fairground Main Gate & Expo Center
• Niagara Falls
• Mid-Hudson Bridge
• Grand Central Terminal — Pershing Square Viaduct
• Albany International Airport Gateway

“With this action, we shine a light on the plague of domestic violence in a show of support for survivors and their families,” the governor said in a statement.

“The unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the sense of isolation faced by survivors, but New York will continue the fight to bring domestic abusers to justice and protect the most vulnerable among us,” he added.