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Friday, July 18, 2014

BCS Helps Out on 161st Street


The River Avenue storefront Mural! A home run.


The storefront Before - covered in Graffiti
In the first week of July Bronx Community Solutions was contacted by the Executive Director of the 161st Street Business Improvement District (BID), Cary Goodman. He asked us to be part of a graffiti clean-up event that consisted of scraping and then painting over business store gates in order to prepare for a mural to be installed on the storefront. Six BCS community service participants and two BCS community service Supervisors took part in the first part of this special project last Thursday, July 10. The first location was a storefront on River Avenue near 161st Street, and will extend to nearby areas over the next few weeks.

The mural will depict baseball players who lived and breathed baseball such as: Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera and others, who changed the history of the game. Artists Lexi Bella and Danielle Mastrion are responsible for creating these awesome murals.

The storefront After - a blank canvas! 
BCS is honored to participate in such a great project!

- Moises Reyes, Coordinator of Community Service

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