Post Tagged with: "mural"

Artist Dingding Hu beside her mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown. (Photo courtesy of Hu)

New Mural Brightens up Chinatown Kiosk

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 11:50 am

World Journal profiles the Chinese illustrator behind a new mural at the information kiosk in Chinatown that depicts the culture of the neighborhood.

Mural in progress (Photo courtesy of El Puente via Home Reporter)

Williamsburg Mural Paints Cultural Roots

Brooklyn, Culture August 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm

A mural from the nonprofit El Puente will illustrate the multicultural roots and stories gleaned from interviews with residents, reports Home Reporter.

Mural of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in progress (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Warsaw Uprising Mural Coming to Greenpoint

Best of 2014, Brooklyn, Eastern European, History July 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 is being commemorated in Greenpoint by a mural which will be updated annually as a “living memorial,” Nowy Dziennik reports.

Immigrant students artists behind the mural at Flushing International High School. (Photo by Xue Li via World Journal)

Mural Tells Immigrant Stories of Flushing High Schoolers

Education, Immigration, In the News, Queens May 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm

A mural at Flushing International High School depicts the immigration stories of its student artists, who, despite coming from over a dozen nations, found they had common experiences in a new country, World Journal reports.

Banksy's mural did not win over too many fans from the local neighborhood. (Photo by Ed Garcia Conde/Welcome2TheBronx via Hunts Point Express)

Locals Weigh in on Banksy ‘Ghetto’ Mural

Bronx, Culture October 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm

After Banksy’s elusive “Ghetto 4 life” mural cropped up in the Bronx, some neighborhood locals did not take well to the use of the word “ghetto” coming from a white artist with no roots in the borough, reports Hunts Point Express.

Virginia Ayress pintando los murales 'Y yo ya estaba', en el Sur de El Bronx. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Chilean’s Murals of Immigrants and Women Bring Art to Bronx Streets

Bronx, Culture August 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Artist Virginia Ayress’ murals adorn the walls of the South Bronx and Washington Heights, where she uses art to raise awareness on matters of social justice, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Mural subjects include retired NBA player Kenny Anderson, President Obama and Freedom himself. (Leonardo Claudio via Amsterdam News)

Spreading Hope Through Murals in Queens

Culture, Queens July 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

The Amsterdam News recently took a walk through LeFrak City, a housing complex in Corona, Queens, with Freedom, a local community leader and a patron of street art who hires local artists to beautify the walls of local businesses.

(Image via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Forward Wins Battle to Display Washington’s Letter to Jews

Health, History May 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

A victory for a newspaper that has campaigned for the public display of George Washington’s 1790 letter to Jews; Tony Avella defends his push for English signage; some advice for Latinas on how to deal with postpartum depression; and a new mural in Queens offers education with its art.

Photo Finish: An Artistic Take on Stop-and-Frisk

Photo Finish: An Artistic Take on Stop-and-Frisk

Bronx, Crime March 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

As we noted earlier, the New York City is in the midst of a robust discussion of the police department’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” practices. The Hunts Point Express reported on three murals addressing the topic, painted last month by the 25-year-old graffiti artist Sharon De La Cruz.

“Legendary graffiti artist Lee Quinones pays homage to Notorious B.I.G. and Che Guevara with his latest mural.

Legendary artist finishes mural in Fort Greene

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts November 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

A new mural in Brooklyn pays tribute to gangsta-rap artist Notorious B.I.G., a hip-hop pioneer gunned down in 1997.