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146th St: The Black Hood (Broadway to Riverside Drive)

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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 … Continue reading

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146th St: Convent Girl (Convent Ave to Broadway)

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Gallery 4 starts at Convent Ave, and continues the theme of Wall-As-Art, except in this case, the pieces are far more contemporary in style, with designs blending brick, metal and paint. A highlight of the Gallery is yet another community … Continue reading

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146th St: Jazz Age Architecture (Edgecombe to Convent Aves)

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Gallery 3 features architecture, in particular the spectacular turn of the 19th century mansions and townhouses of Sugar Hill, which became the residence of famous and wealthy African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. Past alumni include W. E. B. Du … Continue reading

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146th St: Man Up in Harlem (7th to Edgecombe Aves)

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Gallery 2 presents everyday life in Harlem.  The artworks here function also as social commentary, highlighting the poverty and destitution of residents in the area, and what the community is doing to address this. The highlight of the gallery is … Continue reading

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146th St: Playground in Da Hood (Harlem River Drive to 7th Ave)

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Gallery 1 is a children’s gallery, situated in one of the poorer neighborhoods along the street.  At the far end of the gallery sits a disused children’s playground, in the shadow of a towering public housing project, and at the … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Sts: 146th St – Mur/al Museum

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“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that … Continue reading

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