July 26, 2020

The Hotel Tudor Sign Pops Up in Domino Park

JR's photo mural in Domino Park.
Williamsburg's Domino Park is currently exhibiting The Chronicles of New York City, a monumental photo collage picturing over one thousand New Yorkers. Created by the French photographer JR and installed on stacked shipping containers, the 53-foot-high mural is the artist's largest public project in the city.

The mural is of interest to this blog because it includes the Hotel Tudor sign in the upper right quadrant (detail at left). The work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum, and this marks its outdoor debut. 

The five-acre Domino Park, set on the former site of the Domino Sugar Refinery, is one of Brooklyn's newest riverside parks, and a highly recommended excursion. It's easily accessed from Tudor City by taking the NYC Ferry (at 35th St. and the East River) to the South Williamsburg stop.


Speaking of artists, our favorite balladeer, Vincent Cross, is about to release a new album of songs about his ancestor, the incorrigible Paddy Corcoran. 

Hear it live-streamed on Cross' Facebook page on August 6th, or buy it on his website, here.

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