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Colorful Zig-Zags To Decorate Vernon Blvd Barriers

zigzagOct. 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.

Location: Vernon Blvd where barrier will be painted

Location: Vernon Blvd where barrier will be painted

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Astoria Resident

Some of these barriers are ridiculous because they are placed across the street from warehouses and truck double park all the time on Vernon. They need to also eliminate the bike lanes that are still painted on the floor on the opposite side of these barriers. I don’t mind the bike lanes it’s just better when the bikers obey the laws.


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