During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.
#100GatesProject, operated by the Lower East Side Partnership, has deep roots in the Lower East Side, and in the Fall of 2016, the project celebrated the 100th gate in the Lower East Side at none other than the iconic Katz’s Deli.
In 2017, the 100 Gates Project was awarded a grant from New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 program, to help support a pilot expansion of this community initiative, at which time the 100 Gates Project footprint expanded to included Staten Island and East Harlem. Painting began in the Summer of 2017.
While all goals have been met, 100 Gates Project continues to connect local artists with local businesses. Below are images of the gates in East Harlem’s El Barrio, in celebration of reaching fifty painted gates.
Charlie Liriano – Charlie Elo @eloburnz at Pueblo Grocery, 238 East 116th Street
Andre Trenier at Sisters Cuisine, 47 East 124th Street, just east of Madison Avenue
Adam Negon @AdamBomb.NYC at Wild Olive Market
Greg LaMarche at Harlem Shake, 2162 Second Avenue at 111th Street
@Lostbreedculture at El Nuevo Caridad, 2257 Second Avenue at 116th Street
Simon Aredonado @sfa_uno at Casa Latina Music Shop, 15 East 116th Street
Matt Samuelson @smartink at Madison Avenue Hair Studio, 1961 Madison Avenue at 126th Street
Tiara Zhane at Charlie’s Place, 1960 Madison Avenue, just north of 125th Street
Ralph Serrano @artistikznewyork at El Barrio Wireless, 232 East 116th Street
Ralph Serrano @artistikznewyork at Euromex Soccer, 246 East 116th Street
Lady K Fever at El Agave Deli & Grocery, 218 East 116th Street
IndexFinga @trap.if at Harlem Spin City, 2275 Third Avenue at 124th Street
Lucine Yeghiazaryan at Mexico Travel, 238 East 116th Street
Jenevieve at The 116 Flowers, 232 East 116th Street
Kristy McCarthy @dgaleart at Jahlookova, 1962 Madison Avenue, at 126th Street
Destiny Molina @flywithdestiny at Eli Beauty Salon, 2274 Third Avenue, near 124th Street
Gera Lozano @GeraLuz on the South East Corner of Park Avenue & 125th Street
Jeremy Vega @Badgarcia at Easy Shopping, 1888 Third Avenue at 104th Street
Alice Mizrachi @am_nyc at Amor Cubano, 2018 Third Avenue at 111th Street
Doris Rodriguez at G & J’s Pizzeria, 188 East 104th Street
Elisha Glass at Mojitos Bar & Grill, 227 East 116th Street
Shanequa Benetez at Bitter Orange Cafe, 1694 Park Avenue at 119th Street
Take a look at the behind-the-scenes tour taken by NYC SBS, 100 Gates Project and NY1 interview with artist, Ralph Serrano.
While you’re there, check out the new mural in White Park, and the continuously changing Guerrilla Wall, expressing local views and concerns on current issues. Current theme: Champions Battling Racism. Many of the participating 100 Gates East Harlem Project artists are part of the Harlem Art Collective/Guerrilla Wall.
Visit the Harlem Art Park with the first Percent for Art installation by artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez in 1985 – and walk over to Marcus Garvey Park to see Atlas: The Third Millennium by the same artist, installed in November, 2017.