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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Park Slope Murals

Park Slope has other kinds of murals besides the community murals we have been reviewing in previous posts.

The south side of Union Street between 6th & 7th Avenues features the Dixon's Bike Shop mural, featuring a penny-farthing and Victorian-era cyclists:

Although we might call this a "commercial mural" rather than a "community mural", it is a very jolly mural nonetheless.

Another specialized mural form might be termed the memorial mural, created by neighbors to commemorate a beloved community member, often carried off too soon. The following example, from our comprehensive photo archive of Park Slope circa 2008, commemorates "Gee" who was taken in 2005, aged 22. The mural is from the south side of Degraw Street between 4th & 5th Avenues:

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