Say goodbye to yet another of New York City's now-iconic bits of street art: the massive mural that covers a Downtown Brooklyn parking garage is coming down, according to the artist, Steve Powers.
Powers confirmed via Instagram that the mural—the most prominent part of which reads "Euphoria Is You For Me," painted over two sky bridges—will be taken down, as the parking garage on which it's painted is closing. The garage is owned by Macy's, which inked a deal with Tishman Speyer earlier this year to completely revamp its Downtown Brooklyn store; the parking spaces next door, meanwhile, could become a mixed-use development.
Powers's piece, which is officially called "Love Letter to Brooklyn," has been in place since 2011, but it's since become one of the most popular (and most Instagrammed) pieces of street art in the borough. But this isn't his only piece in Brooklyn: the prolific Philly artist (who may be most famous for creating the cover art for Kurt Vile's 2013 album, Wakin On a Pretty Daze) has another mural in Downtown Brooklyn, along with his ICY Signs store on Fourth Avenue in Boerum Hill. Still, it's sad to see such an uplifting bit of the Brooklyn landscape go away.
· Steve Powers [Instagram]
· Downtown Brooklyn Macy's To Be Partially Remade as Offices [Curbed]