Oct. 6, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
Fifty volunteers will paint a zig-zagged blue, pink and green mural over Vernon Boulevard’s concrete bike lane protectors this week.
The mural will stretch between 31st Avenue and 40th Avenue, covering 1,080 feet of the concrete barrier along Vernon Boulevard’s protected bike lane.
Called “Jazz City,” the design “aims to re-live the energy and fun of the ‘90s through a bold color palette and dynamic repeated pattern,” according to the DOT. Artist Jessie Contour, a graduate student at Parsons School of Design, created the design.
This week’s painting comes through the DOT’s Barrier Beautification program, which takes place Citywide each fall and spring.
Barrier painting will take place on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Painters will come from the volunteer organization New York Cares.