Bishop203 Paints Valentine’s Day Murals on Mulberry Street

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 at 10:20 am by

[Photo: Little Italy Merchants Assn]

[Photo: Little Italy Merchants Assn]

Ahead of Valentine’s Day this year, a pair of new love-inspired murals are in the works for Mulberry Street directly across from one another. The artist behind the lovestruck toothless cartoons is Connecticut native Bishop203.

The holiday-themed addition comes amidst a busy year of creative street work intended to re-brand Little Italy as a “hipper” hangout. Last spring, Mulberry Street embarked on a journey to became a mural district by featuring the work of Tristan Eaton. It was to be the first of many. Other luminaries in the scene contributed several months later, including Ron English, JR, and Hanksy. Community efforts intensified with an art crawl of these newer works during the New York Comedy Festival in October (i.e. “Art of Comedy”).

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[Photo: Little Italy Merchants Assn]

And from the Boogie mailbag:

Have some Pop Art With Your Pasta this Valentine’s Day in Little Italy NYC as Old School Meets New School. Two new Love Inspired Street Art Murals are being installed across from one another by the Artists Bishop. The star crossed lovers will be on a wall by Cafe Mambo taliano (145 Mulberry St) and The other on Giovanni’s Restaurant (146 Mulberry Street). Both Murals are street level and perfect for posing with for photos and sure to become a instagram hit. The Murals were just completed and I have put some photos below.

One of Mulberry Street’s most iconic Old School restaurants & Frank Sinitra’s favorite on Mulberry Street, Grotta Azzurra, will be offering a special $44 per person prix fixe menu.

And recently renovated Cafe Sambuca (106 Mulberry Street) will be offering a special “Sweet Valentine” desert and hot drink special that includes choice of Cannoli & Termisu 2 hot drinks with shots for price of $20 per couple, plus tip.

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