The Market Line Throws ‘Shade’ on Delancey Street with New Mural

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 at 9:35 am by

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The nascent Market Line billboard on Delancey Street is now pitching something different altogether. It’s now an art space, apparently.

Some artist named “Adam” wheat-pasted a blocky image of a bespectacled woman with only the word “Shade” attached.

As in throwing shade? Perhaps it’s an open-ended commentary on the anti-immigrant Trump era of politics. Or maybe we’re just looking too much into it.

Described by the consortium of developers comprising Delancey Associates as a “modern bazaar,” the Market Line will be a shopping destination inside Essex Crossing that incorporates a food hall, farmer’s market, and other retail. It’ll stretch 700 feet between three developments within the complex – Sites 2, 3, and 4 – and offer refuge for the vendors of Essex Street Market. (The city will still maintain and operate the endeavor.)

The whole line, as it were, is connected via a series of sub-grade passageways that allow for easy access without having to go above ground.

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