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