The Empire State Building will be lit up with blue lights tonight to honor workers from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. It starts at 7:51 p.m. ET.
“Our employees are working tirelessly to keep the city moving and get essential employees to where they have to go during the COVID-19 pandemic,” MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye said in a statement.
He added: “They are among the heroes of this moment in history. We honor them every day for their dedication and tonight everyone within view of the Empire State Building will know others are joining us in honoring and thanking our employees.”
The building's tower lights will display different colors each night to honor essential workers and first responders.
Blue is the official color of the MTA, according to an MTA statement.