Anti-Amazon Mural Painted in ‘Prime’ Ludlow Street Lot
Today, on the occasion of Cyber Monday, it’s worth strolling past the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. It is here – this prime location – that area artist Adrian Wilson has painted another timely mural.
This go-round, it’s a mural against Amazon, represented by an upside-down parcel with branded logo, forming a frown face.
“I created this mural in a ‘prime’ location to remind people that buying online is another factor why the great stores in the area are closing,” Wilson told us in an email. “You may think you are saving money but you are missing out on human interaction.”
The new anti-Amazon mural arrived last week, just in time for the busy post-Thanksgiving retail rush.
Also happening today is a protest against the forthcoming HQ2 in Long Island City. Thousands of protesters are expected to take over Court Square Park when the demonstration begins at 5pm.
There is also a simultaneous “Amazon Blackout” action urging folks to cancel their Prime memberships.
As previously reported, this vacant lot will likely house a food truck destination from Schaller & Weber.