New colorful murals unveiled in Coney Island

They beautify both Amusement District, Mermaid Ave.

May 19, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Alliance for Coney Island has unveiled four new murals in the latest phase of its mural initiative. 

Spanning both the amusement district and Mermaid Avenue commercial corridor, the latest mural project, Coney Island for Everyone, helps beautify the neighborhood and create what amounts to a public art gallery.

This phase of the project features four artists: Egypt Hagan, Ledania, Mark Garcia  and Mike Long. 

With scenes varying from historic Coney Island to different aspects of the businesses themselves and even abstract art to brighten the storefront facades, each mural adds new vibrancy to the neighborhood and helps mitigate and deter graffiti on our businesses. The murals can be found at the following locations: 

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Mike Long’s mural on Mermaid Pharmacy harks back to the “old days” when pharmacists would compound medications.

The “Coney Island for Everyone Mural Project” builds upon 2020’s “The People’s Playground Mural Project” and brings even more color and vibrancy to Coney Island while showing that the neighborhood continues to be a historic and iconic community for New York City.  

The New York City Department of Small Business Services’ Neighborhood 360 Grant Program provided funding for this project.

“We now have over 25 murals we have commissioned in Coney Island, and it has changed the public realm in such a positive way. Both residents and tourists are enjoying the art and exploring the different locations. We are so appreciative of the many artists who have participated in this initiative and all who expressed interest. Seeing how the faces of our community members and visitors light up at seeing this art is all we have dreamed of,” said Alexandra Silversmith, Executive Director of the Alliance for Coney Island. 

Egypt Hagan’s mural on the 16th Street wall of the Maimonides Stadium, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

While the Stadium Wall can be viewed at any time, each of these gates will be opened or closed at various times weekly, depending upon business hours. 

We encourage everyone to come down, walk our neighborhood, and photograph these art pieces while enjoying all the shopping and recreation Coney Island offers!

The Alliance for Coney Island is supported by a wide variety of small businesses, restaurants, nonprofit and cultural institutions, well-known chains with local representation, sports institutions, religious establishments and more.

Mark Garcia’s mural on Pizza on the Run on Mermaid Avenue.

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