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Painting the Pepsi Cola Sign; Parks Department's Online Tool

LONG ISLAND CITY—For those lacking an artistic bent, this video of local artist Borbay's process as he paints a commissioned work of the Long Island City Pepsi Cola sign looking towards Manhattan is about as inspiring as the real-life view. He layers and layers paint, reworks the sky, and pays special attention to the skyline's most iconic buildings. The video is two minutes well spent. More, here. [CurbedWire inbox; official]

ALL OVER—The Parks Department has rolled out a new online tool called the Capital Project Tracker that helps people find out the timeline for some 400 projects taking place across the city's parks. Parks commissioner Mitchell Silver says the tool will help engage the public and keep them aloft of projects like new comfort stations and playgrounds. [CurbedWire inbox; official; NYDN]