119th Street and 5th Avenue

A great photo from 1992 of Bob’s Newsstand, taken at 5th Avenue and 119th Street.

It’s a little hard to see, but Bob is standing to the left of the door. Here is that intersection, today:

The black and white photo is taken by Katsu Naito and is featured in a Guardian photo essay:



The Grandscale Mural Project is back for 2023! along with a new Open Streets Community Mural.

Join us to pick up a paintbrush to transform construction fences across East Harlem with community murals that are colorful and vibrant.

Pick the date you’d like to join us: No special talents are required, and we’ll provide all supplies (and snacks). 

Saturday, October 21, from 1-3 p.m., 101st & Lex

The Open Streets mural will celebrate the legacy of children and street games in El Barrio, as well as the history of the Children’s Aid Society on the block. Teaching artist: SuperGoode

Saturday, October 28, from 1-3 p.m., 125th & Park

The Grandscale community mural will brighten up construction fences along East 125th Street with a pop art pattern inspired by African kente fabrics. Teaching artist: Gera Lozano

Community members, register here to participateAre you part of an organization or school that would like to participate as a group? Email us at info@uptowngrandcentral.org.

Are you an individual artist who’d like a space to paint your own piece? A limited number of artist spots remain available. Click here to apply.