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Our Treasures are Within

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DOT Art presents, “Our Treasures are Within,” a mural painted within a 100-foot pedestrian tunnel at 88th Road and Cross Island Parkway in Bellerose Manor, Queens. Joel Bergner’s brightly colored narrative mural was the finishing touch of the transformation, creating an inviting corridor for pedestrians of all ages. “Our Treasures are Within” celebrates the empowerment of youth. Prior to installation, the artist hosted workshops with students from the neighboring school, St. Gregory the Great School, to develop concepts and designs for the mural. Continue reading

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NYC Miles Ahead of T.O.

About a year ago I heard that they closed off Times Square in New York City to cars (OCPer Andrew Horberry commented on this at the time). This closure meant that the entire space would be reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and people who wish to use the space with new seating provided throughout the area.

Two weeks ago I had a chance to experience this first hand on a trip to New York City. Yes, they had re-opened one small part of the street to vehicle traffic, however, much of the space is still reserved for people and plants and fun on a semi-permanent basis.

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