New South Street Median Secures Temporary Public Art Project

Posted on: July 14th, 2016 at 5:19 am by

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Conceptual rendering of installation

It’s official: the new archipelago of concrete median islands on South Street are going to get some public art. Earlier this week, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the DOT, and the Hester Street Collaborative gave it the go-ahead via vote at the CB3 subcommittee meeting. Artists Samuel Holleran and Chat Travieso won the bid; their temporary project will “engage the community and community-based organizations to create unique and colorful shapes and forms inspired by local residents’ individual stories of the neighborhood, that will then be mounted on the median.”

Dust off that abstract thinking…

As previously noted, this median is part of the South Street Greenway project, and runs Rutgers to Montgomery, separating pedestrians and cyclists from traffic. It is a prime pathway for visitors headed to Pier 42 and the East River esplanade.

“The addition of public art on this median is a new direction for South Street,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron. “It’s great when elected officials, city agencies, and community members work together to make our neighborhood safer and more beautiful…”

Indeed.

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