Giant Heart of Salvaged Sandy Wood Graces Dumbo

March 12, 2013 | Andy Cush

Heartwalk, a 30-foot heart made from the wood of boardwalks damaged by Hurricane Sandy, was recently installed at Dumbo’s Pearl Street Triangle. The piece, which contains wood from Long Beach and the Jersey Shore, was initially placed in Times Square before making the trip to Brooklyn this week. “It’s exciting to see Heartwalk set in another dynamic public space and the center of a neighborhood we’ve proudly called home for the past 10 years,” said Wes Rozen of Dumbo’s Situ Studio, which created the work. “Since Sandy we’ve closely watched our community rebuild and hope the installation will complement the spirited recovery.”

Heartwalk will be on display until April 10.