Essex Crossing is coming … but not for years. Until then, we still have to look at acres of parking lots between Grand Street and Delancey, crumbling chain-link fences, and, if you dare look down, broken glass and doggie deposits.
Enter the community art project LES History Fence, sponsored by the LES BID, to spruce up the pedestrian area along the south side Delancey.
An opening party is set for this Wednesday, July2 at 5:30 pm at Delancey Street between Norfolk & Clinton, with drinks and Russian tapas to follow at Moscow 57 (168-1/2 Delancey) at 7 pm.
The mural is designed by LES -based Boym Partners, whose Babel Blocks — toys representing the great diversity of NYC — have been featured at MoMA.
For this installation, Boym created a few new characters: