Mural-Blocking Dumpsters on Allen

Posted on: September 1st, 2010 at 6:28 am by

The Starbucks at 80 Delancey dumps all its trash around the corner, on the Allen Street facade of its building. Awhile back, a black garbage chute or sorts was installed to hide the mess a bit.  Guess that wasn’t enough space for their waste.

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A pair of unsightly new plastic dumpsters were recently plopped down directly in front of the longstanding tolerance-themed mural. The artwork was designed and painted in partnership with One World Now! youth leadership program and the Henry Street School for International Studies. This is their message to the community:

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We made the mural by first looking at the quote.  We decided to look at it from a women’s point of view.  This is because women had little voice in the making of this world.  We wanted a global theme so we made a picture for the local community.  We wanted to add symbols of womanhood so we added female hands holding the earth.  We did this so the harsh picture of the city would be contrasted with the soft hands of a woman.  We hope that our mural shows how women will be involved in reshaping the world.

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