Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tunnel Street makeover

The three-block-long "spooky" tunnel (something of an obsession of mine) that connects Broadway with the 191st Street (1) train subway station has been closed intermittently in recent days, I'd imagine, to allow for some talented artists to create a mural surrounding the entrance. As much as I've gotten use to the perpetual cycle of graffiti and whitewashing that goes on inside the tunnel, it's a welcoming site to see such bright colors at the mouth. I wonder who's been doing the painting.


Sierra said...

Hey Jeremy, came across your blog looking for more information on the 191st st mural (we just moved to the area from Los Angeles). Love the feel and artisic mode of your blog and will add it to my list of "gotta check it out today" sites. Nice to meet you! - Sierra

Anonymous said...

The mural is being sponsored by the NYC Department of Transportation and the Mayor's Office and fabricated by Groundswell Community Mural Project with lead Artist Belle Benfield, Assistant Artist, Chris Brown, and 15 teens, many of whom live and attend school in the Washington Heights area. The Y of Washington Heights/Inwood has also played a significant roll in supporting the project by providing space to the team to brainstorm and design the mural.

Look forward to the entire tunnel being painted this upcoming Wednesday, August 20th by City Year and 150 volunteers.

Stay tuned.