A Better Harlem With The 125th Street Mural Project With The Association For A Better New York

November 3, 2021

The Association for a Better New York hosted a tour unveiling new murals created as part of its citywide, community-based arts program Together, We Are New York” on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 256 East 125th Street, Harlem, NY.

As part of the program ABNY sponsored multi-disciplinary works of art in all five boroughs to celebrate the City’s resilience as it emerges from the pandemic.

Together, We Are New York focused on neighborhoods that were deeply impacted by Covid. The artists and projects were selected for each neighborhood by local community-based organizations.

Along East 125th Street in Harlem, NY, the not-for-profit Uptown Grand Central worked with local artists MenaceresaAndre TrenierKristy McCarthyKron, and Lostbreed Culture to create murals on storefront security gates.

This walking tour included conversations with the local artists, CBOs solicited input on the project, and small business owners volunteered the space for the murals.

Stops along the tour included:

  • 125th Street Pizza and Melover Wine & Liquor (256 East 125th, b/t Second & Third);
  • The FDNY Firehouse (at 124th St & Third);
  • Q&N Food (107 East 125th St, b/t Lex & Park);
  • The old Wendy’s/Samaritan Village (79 East 125th Street, b/t Park & Madison), Jahlookova (51 East 125th, b/t Park & Madison); and
  • Harlem Fresh (10 East 125th, b/t Madison & Fifth).
  • The event concludes at Marcus Garvey Park.

For 50 years, ABNY has worked as a catalyst to bring business, political, labor, and non-profit leaders together to address problems facing the economic and social well-being of the city.

Under the leadership of Chair Steven Rubenstein and Chief Executive Officer Melva M. Miller, the organization continues to carry out its mission by providing forums and programs that work to build a better New York.

Photo credit: 1-5) ABNY.

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