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Cool murals take over Dean Street in Brooklyn

Check out these 10 works of street art, enlivening the construction site at Pacific Park in Brooklyn

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Howard Halle
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Remember Atlantic Yards? Of course you do, except it’s not called that anymore. Instead, the 15-building mega-development anchored by the Barclays Center rechristened itself Pacific Park last year. So far, the arena has been the only structure completed during a dozen years of lawsuits and other setbacks. But things are starting to pick up, as the presence of an 800-foot construction wall along Dean Street between Carlton Street and Vanderbilt Avenue attests. Sign of progress or not, it is an eyesore, as the developers probably know, which is perhaps why they elicited the help of Brooklyn street artist Mike Perry to curate a selection of murals by 10 local artists. In case you didn’t know, Perry is best known as the creator of the jazzy opening credits for Broad City, and the works here—by Morgan Blair, Eddie Perrote, Josh Cochran, Archie Lee Coates, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Thomas Colligan, Jennifer Maravillas, Naomi Reis and Edward Ubiera—have a similarly colorful bounciness. No word on how long these pieces will be up, but their stay is definitely temporary. As for the wall itself, in keeping with the checkered history of the project, neighbors are complaining that it’s too tall at 16-feet to monitor what’s happening on the building site. They reportedly like the art, though.

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

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Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

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Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

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Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

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Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

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Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

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Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

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