5. Colorful Essex Street Market Mural

 Image from Essex Street Market/LES Partnership

The LES Partnership and NYCEDC have commissioned renowned muralist Gera Lozano to paint a 200-square-foot mural to brighten up the  exterior of the seventy-six year old Essex Street Market. In addition, the interior space now has five new canvases placed over entryways and vendors’ stalls, also painted by Mr. Lozano. These site-specific murals portray the colorful findings sold within. The Essex Street Market will be moving next door in 2018 as part of the Essex Crossing development project. You might remember the LES Partnership from the 100 Gates Project, which is expected to add forty gates in 2016, bringing the project to eighty-five gates once completed.

Essex Street Market Murals Untapped Cities AFineLyneImage courtesy of LES Partnership