Night Lighting on Hester Street Parks HQ Building

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 at 11:34 am by

The Sohotel ain’t the only one in the neighborhood with a flair for colorful night lights. Its nocturnal display of various LED hues (purple-ish blue) has been a fixture at the corner of Bowery and Broome for over two years already. Basically, since the Lower East Side inn renovated the joint.

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Now, just around the corner, the district headquarters building in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is boasting some lighting of its own. Last week, color-changing web patterns appeared on the brick facade of the decades-old Hester Street structure, activated at all hours of the day. Looks dope at night.

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We asked one of the park employees the other day, and he had no idea who put them up or why.

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