DOT Announces More ‘Asphalt Art’ for Chinatown Seasonal Streets
For the second year running, Doyers Street is the recipient of the alliterative Asphalt Art. The Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) is again joining forces with the Chinatown Partnership to paint the former “Bloody Angle.”
Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan was the first to paint the area last July, imparting a 4,851 square-foot mural underfoot.
DOT now seeks the next in line for the third annual “Chinatown Seasonal Street” initiative, which closes select streets to traffic to create public pedestrian space. The city agency released a Request for Proposals to decorate Doyers. And, this year, the inclusion of a 5,370 square-foot area of Mott Street between Pell and Bayard.
The city is also quick to point out the 111% increase in the number of pedestrians on the corridor during these street closures.
Deadline for submissions is actually today, so this will happen pretty fast. See below: