Dumbo’s Graffiti Garage Gets a Makeover

A tipster sent us this photo of the mural on the one-story warehouse at 55-57 Pearl Street in Dumbo that has been the recipient of a pretty serious paint job. According to our tipster painters started rolling over the mural on Wednesday and finished yesterday. The original mural went up in 2009 and was painted by the 303 Collectives which includes artist Craig Anthony Miller aka Cam. AJ Pires, executive vice president with Alloy, the firm that will be both designing and developing the townhouses on the site (and is also responsible for 192 Water Street and 182 Plymouth Street), confirms that his firm gave the building its new look. He points out that the wall will only be up for a few more months before demolition begins and says, “we wanted to put something up that spoke to the impact of CAM’s work over the past few years and also inserted some optimism at that particular spot. We view all our work as a contribution to the built environment, hopefully a positive one, and while certainly a change from the wall, we’re excited about what the townhouses might be able to add in this little pocket of DUMBO.” What do you think about the change? Will this become Dumbo’s bright garage before it becomes Dumbo’s townhouses?

New Building Proposed for Dumbo Graffiti Garage [Brownstoner]
Facade Proposal Revealed for 55-57 Pearl Street Townhouses [Brownstoner]
New Water Street Mural Sends Positive Message [DumboNYC]

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