Os Gemeos Paints Enormous Mural Above Vacant 2nd Avenue Gas Station
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Never to back down from going huge, muralist brothers Os Gemeos have done it again. A week after a small collaboration with JR on Chrystie Street, the Brazilian twins headed up the bend for an enormous piece featuring one of their token characters. Right at the northeast corner of Second Avenue and East First Street.
The two were spotted on the mechanical boom spray-painting the wall. A dude with a drone captured the scene.
This is the time to paint the southerly facade of 26 Second Avenue, as the former BP gas station will eventually sprout a ten-story residential tower. The Os Gemeos art will likely stay until obscured by that new construction.
The project, designed by RSVP Studio, will boast 52,700 square-feet of residential space and 6,000 square-feet of retail. Amenities include a bike storage room (16 bicycles), tenant storage, a fitness room, and a second-floor “outdoor tenant recreation area.” It’s capped with a duplex penthouse with private roofdeck.
AORE Holdings LLC purchased the gas station lot at 24 Second Avenue last July for $32 million.