Even Colorful New Murals Are Controversial at Pacific Park Development

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    A slew of local artists put up murals on the 16-foot-tall green construction fence — recently dubbed the “Green Monster” — along Dean Street in Prospect Heights during Saturday’s 10 Murals/1 Day block party thrown by Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park developer Greenland Forest City Partners. 

    Headed by Broad City illustrator Mike Perry, the public artwork project was required of the developer by an environmental impact agreement with the state, according to DNAinfo.

    While many enjoyed the free popcorn and bright additions to the fence Saturday, a group of locals complained the project, known as Pacific Park Arts, is less a beautification of the site than an attempt to distract from longtime controversy over the mega-development. The group, the Barclays Center Impact Zone Alliance, penned an open letter to Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo, and developer Greenland Forest City Partners demanding, among other things, a 24/7 environmental monitor for the construction site as well as more transparency on the whole.

    Pacific Park Murals [Field Condition]
    See the 10 New Murals Painted on the Atlantic Yards Work Site [DNA]
    As Murals Go Up, Residents Around Atlantic Yards Call for More Transparency [DNA]
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