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'Subway Therapy' Sticky Notes to be Preserved by Historical Society

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A man sticks a Post-It note to participate in the art piece 'Subway Therapy' at the Union Square subway station in New York on Nov. 17, 2016. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 10:51 AM

The "Subway Therapy" sticky notes posted throughout the New York City after the presidential election will be preserved by the New York Historical Society in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Post-It notes started popping up in the subway tunnel walkway along 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues after president-elect Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election, DNAinfo New York noted.

A wide range of messages were left on the Post-It notes by the thousands in New York City expressing their emotions about the election and the future.

"The New-York Historical Society will preserve a portion of the sticky notes as part of its 'History Responds' program," the Subway Therapy website said. "Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 through Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2017, members of the public can continue to participate by placing sticky notes on the glass wall at the New-York Historical Society's front entrance on Central Park West at 77th Street."

The governor's office credited artist Matthew Levee Chavez for starting the project and encouraging fellow subway travelers to leave the messages on the subway walls.

"Over the last six weeks, New Yorkers have proved that we will not let fear and division define us," Cuomo said in a statement. "Today, we preserve a powerful symbol that shows how New Yorkers of all ages, races and religions came together to say we are one family, one community and we will not be torn apart.

"New York will always hold the torch high and our partnership with the Historical Society ensures that generations to come will see the moment when New Yorkers united in such a moving way," the statement continued.

Chavez said in the governor's statement that he thought the project was a good way for New Yorkers to share their feelings.

"I started the project so people could have a channel to express their thoughts, feel less alone, and also become exposed to opinions different than their own," Chavez said in the statement. "'Subway Therapy' is about inclusion, stress relief, and peaceful expression. I'm thrilled that we have found a way to work together to move the project and preserve it for others to experience in the future."

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