Friday, September 3, 2010

☞ WALK: East Harlem's Famous Murals

One of the most dramatic sections of East Harlem is at the intersection of 104th Street and Lexington. Not only is this the nexus of some great restaurants that have appeared in the area (El Paso Taqueria, Lexington Social, East Harlem Cafe) but also the fact that it represents the art of El Barrio. The tenement building at this corner has one of the most noticeable, large scale works called "The Spirit of East Harlem," which was created back in 1978 by Hank Prussing. Even in those years when crime was intolerable in the city, it's amazing to see the arts flourish in this part of Harlem and have it still remain today. Definitely worth the walk over for those into community artwork and murals. The closest subway is the 4,6 on 103rd Street. Photos by Ulysses

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful stretch of the neighborhood. I used to walk by this art every day. It makes you proud to live in Harlem.