Some old buildings need a little love.
Around Christmas in 2012, Bernice Radle of Buffalo’s Young Preservationists got the idea to put a big red bow on a nearby vacant building to spread holiday cheer. Then it occurred to her to do the same with a heart-shaped cutout the following Valentine’s Day.
Thirty people helped Bernice place giant hearts on four vacant buildings, and heart bombing was born.
Today, three of those buildings are still standing and two have new owners -- a testament to the power of showing places (and their communities) that someone cares about them.
Since that February morning in 2013, heart bombing has spread to Philadelphia, Omaha, Hawaii, and beyond. (See our 2015 round-ups here and here .) We spoke with Bernice to get her best tips for a successful heart bombing event.... Read More →
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