For those who have been following the Sacred Heart statue saga, here's the fully restored and protectively encased statue as it now stands on West 33rd Street between 9th and 10th avenues.
I know the Plexiglas looks weird, but the restored statue looks beautiful up close — and at least this way, the vandals will have to try much harder. Also, people used to walk by the statue without noticing, and they can't miss it now. It lights up 33rd Street. Passers-by are reminded of Jesus' love, mercy, and sacrifice — and that's what counts.