This morning, Black Lives Matter of Greater NY and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer unveiled the co-naming of Centre Street in Lower Manhattan to Black Lives Matter Boulevard. This effort comes after Manhattan’s first Black Lives Matter Mural was completed last week in Foley Square, designed by artists and architects and painted by street artist group TATS CRU and Thrive Collective, a youth arts nonprofit.
The street directly in front of the David N. Dinkins Municipal Building was co-named Black Lives Matter Boulevard through legislation passed by Borough President Brewer and Council Member Margaret Chin. A new honorary street sign was unwrapped on a lamppost in front of the Municipal Building.
The unveiling ceremony featured speeches by Brewer; Hawk Newsome and Chivona Newsome of Black Lives Matter of Greater NY; Dept. of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals; Dept. of Transportation Executive Commissioner Joseph Jarrin; and the artists behind the Centre Street Black Lives Matter mural: Sophia Dawson, Tijay Mohammed, Patrice Payne and architect Jhordan Channer, and elected officials. The speaking program was followed by the unveiling of the brand new street sign, as well as a tour of the giant three-block long mural along Centre Street by the artists.
New York City’s first Black Lives Matter street mural was unveiled in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Plans for a Black Lives Matter street mural on Fifth Avenue were postponed to this morning, a project considered a “symbol of hate” by President Trump. Additionally, a new giant 600-foot-long mural in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan was d
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