Correction: CB11 Full Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th

Community Board 11’s Full Board Meeting is scheduled for a week from today (on September 28th) at 6:30 PM.

For details see:

https://www.cb11m.org/pmcalendar/

To sign up to add your voice:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_owOGKFs9RyOxC7-An2Sz3Q

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision by Logan Hicks – the largest stenciled mural in the world. 

In the middle of 2020, during the height of the pandemic in New York City, Logan Hicks was commissioned to creatively re-imagine a massive breezeway at the East River Plaza in Harlem. Nearly a year later, Hicks completes his largest work to date – a 19,000 sq. ft installation entitled “Tunnel Vision”. This work consists of a continuous stenciled mural that wraps the inside the towering breezeway, paired with a custom designed sound installation. The mural is set to be certified by Guinness World Records on July 29th, 2021.

Behold layers of stenciled aerosol transforming gray concrete into lush greenery, climbing up each of the thirty-foot walls and pillars, meeting at the ceiling painted in a vibrant, sky-blue gradient. Looking closely, tucked in the green thicket covering the walls are dozens of stenciled birds that live within New York State, while the four-hour looping soundtrack brings them to life – featuring the calls of every bird indigenous to New York.

This experiential piece was inspired by Christian Cooper, the Central Park birdwatcher who was thrust into the spotlight in May of 2020. Cooper shed light on a part of New York that Hicks was unaware of – the birdwatching community. Until that story unfolded across media outlets everywhere, the artist never knew of the Ramble – the birdwatching section of Central Park. 

During the pandemic, Hicks visited the area many times and was taken by the symphony of bird chirps and songs that echoed through the treetops. The idyllic utopia of wildlife sits right in the middle of this bustling city.

Recognizing that there is a segment of the population that would not go to Central Park with a pair of binoculars to watch birds, Tunnel Vision is Hicks’ attempt to recreate the feeling of the Central Park Ramble in the language that he understands best – murals. 

To grasp the scale of such an endeavor, it’s noteworthy that the artist’s estimate to complete the mural would be one, maybe two months on-site. Braving the unpredictable weather of every season, Hicks has now used over 100 gallons of paint, 500 cans of spray paint, hundreds of stencils, dozens of rolls of Gorilla Tape, and an uncounted number of hours painting – defying expectations – and tedious limitations of the stencil medium – to complete Tunnel Vision.

Silent Procession 2021

Scenes from the 2021 Silent Procession:

https://bronx.news12.com/silent-procession-held-to-magnify-human-rights-issues-in-puerto-rico

Eric Adams and Brian Benjamin were in attendance.

Community Board 11 – Full Board Meeting

Tuesday (September 28) at 6:30 PM

Here is your chance to speak to our elected officials (and/or their representatives) about issues that concern you and your neighbors. You can raise your hand and comment, write questions/thoughts in the chat, and present any community announcements you might have.

Go to the CB11 calendar link below:

https://www.cb11m.org/pmcalendar/

And register for the September 28th meeting.

As Seen on the Metro North Platform

Harlem Dream Book

During the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, dream books were sold at newspaper kiosks to help people interpret things seen in dreams, and to convert those memories into a 3 digit number that could be used to play in the numbers.

Recently a 1949 “Harlem Pete” dream book came on the market. Given that they were cheaply printed on the lowest quality paper, it’s remarkable that this one survived in such good shape.

To see what it sold for: https://www.ebay.com/itm/124574310554?ul_noapp=true&autorefresh=true

Marvin Holland Fined

Patch’s Nick Garber reports that Marvin Holland is being fined by nearly $18,000. Holland was a City Council District 9 candidate during the last election.

A past candidate for City Council in Harlem was hit with nearly $18,000 in penalties this week for eight separate campaign finance violations, the city’s Campaign Finance Board announced Tuesday.

Marvin Holland, a union organizer who ran twice in 2017 for Central Harlem’s District 9 seat, faces $17,909 in penalties amid allegations that his campaign failed to report its spending and did not respond to audits from the board, in violation of city rules.

https://patch.com/new-york/harlem/harlem-council-candidate-fined-17k-campaign-violations

CB11 Full Board Meeting and More

Full Board MeetingTuesday • March 23rd • 6:30pm
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