LGA + Harlem

Travelers to LGA’s Terminal B have likely noticed the massive mosaic wall with stylized clouds and New York icons sprinkled about.

Artist Laura Owens has created a playful checklist of the important and ephemeral New York sites for visitors and natives to smile and nod at. Everything from the eternal (the pizza slice):

to the soon-to-be-nostalgia, MetroCard:

For her I 🍕NY installation at La Guardia, Owens worked with the largest interior wall of the new terminal and chose ceramic tile as her medium—for the very first time. Working remotely during the pandemic, she oversaw the installation of the 625,000 tiles that were hand-laid to create an almost 25,000-sf image with a pixelated and pointillist feel. In the expansive skyscape, puffy white clouds float in a variegated blue sky, interspersed with 80 iconic images referencing the history, culture and quirky charms of New York City.

And yes, Harlem represents, with the iconic Apollo marquee poking out:

(and note the use of the ever-ubiquitous emblem of New York, the subway tile.

Peace and Unity for Harlem

Join the 125th Street BID in their annual Holiday parade and Holiday lights celebration.

November 15th is the parade date. You know the location, but details on the flyer below:

The Spirit of Harlem

A 2005 mosaic that was on the North Fork Bank on West 125th Street was restored a couple of years ago after pubic outcry that it might be destroyed/hidden from view.

You can see the mural on the north-west corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Become a Peer Advocate or Recovery Coach

Here is an amazing opportunity if you are a resident of CB9. You can attend the Recovery Coach Academy (a virtual workshop) tuition-free:

For more information contact:

REGGIE JAMES
(917) 576-1949
[email protected]