Gallery 5 begins in media res somewhere before we reach Broadway. Here, the landscape changes suddenly into one straight out of some kind of fantasy or sci-fi novel.
The signature piece here is a haunting piece of street art I call “The Black Hood,” depicting a large hooded magician figure alongside warriors in a post-apocalyptic city. Across the this piece of art, we find instances of neo-Classical period architecture, complete with caryatids and Roman arches.
Further past Broadway, the Gallery continues with a shaded row of brownstones, occuring as if by magic, in a woodland copse. And then it ends abruptly, just as it began, against a green wall that separates our museum visitor cum streetwalker from the vast expanse of the Hudson River and its adjacent Greenway.