Day 537

Portal of the day

June 19th, 2013

"When 60 homeless children living in city shelters and welfare hotels created Dream Street Park out of a rat-infested lot on 124th Street and Lexington Avenue in 1989, they painted a large mural depicting their view of a perfect city."

The park was later relocated a block east to this spot (where an aerial view reveals a geometrical echo of the heart adorning the entrance gate) to make way for the construction of a Pathmark superstore, and another group of mostly homeless kids painted a new mural, which you can see in more detail here.

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