NHEMA & 100 Gates Project in El Barrio

Artist, Lucine Yeghiazaryan at Mexico Travel, 238 East. 116th Street

This Summer, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) have teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in 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.

Check out some of the gates currently being painted.

Madison Ave Hair Studio, Artist Matt Samuelson #smartink

First gate painted, Madison Avenue Hair Studio by artist Matt Samuelson, #smartink. This project is located at 1960 Madison Avenue, just north of 125th Street. You might recognize the artists name from his recent work on East Harlem’s  Guerrilla Wall.

 

 

Artist Matt Samuelson at Madison Avenue Hair Studio (126th Street)

 

Charlie’s Place, Artist Tiara Zhane

Tiara Zhane at Charlie’s Place

Located directly across the street from Madison Avenue Hair Salon, is gate #2, Charlie’s Place Sushi Restaurant, with artist Tiara Zhane creating a Koi pond. Charlie’s Place is located at 1960 Madison Avenue, just north of 125th Street.

artist Tiara Zhane
Tiara Zhane at Charlie’s Place – Moving right along, July 16.

Wild Olive Market, Artist Adam Negron

Wild Olive Market, Artist Adam Negron @adambomb.nyc

 

The third gate in the project is Wild Olive Market, located at 10 East 125th Street (just east of Fifth Avenue), by artist Adam Negron. With extended hours, you better get there before 7am or after 10pm to see this colorful veggie/fruit gate combo.

 

Artist, Adam Negron, @adambomb.nyc, Wild Olive Market 7-1-17

 

 

 

El Barrio Wireless, Artist Ralph Serrano #ARTeoMuerte
#ARTeoMuerte @ El Barrio Wireless, 232 East 116th Street

Fourth gate is El Barrio Wireless located at 232 East 116th Street, Artist Ralph Serrano #ARTeoMuerte

#ARTeoMuerte Ralph Serrano, gathering quite a crowd watching him work into the night

 

Ralph Serrano #ARTeoMuerte

 

 

 

South East Corner of Park Avenue and 125th Street, Artist Gera Lozano
Artist, Gera Lozano on a very rainy first day of painting, July 14, 2017. South East corner of Park Avenue & 125th Street

The South East corner of Park Avenue and 125th Street was a very busy place on this very rainy day. Beside the 100 Gates Project,  which began today by Artist, Gera Lozano #GeraLuz, on the corner gates, it appears a film crew was busy shooting The Plaza and surrounding area.  Could it be that the Design Trust Winner, Uptown Grand Central (NHEMA) is getting more attention?  #Geraluz continues tomorrow.

 

South East Corner of Park Avenue & 125th Street

 

#GeraLuz on a ladder at 125th St & Park Ave, East Harlem – keeping the integrity of the sunshine at The Plaza
#Geraluz for #100Gates at 125th St/Park Ave, El Barrio

 

Artist, Gera Lozano #Geraluz on the corner of Park Ave & 12th Street

 

 

 

238 East 116th Street, Artist Lucine Yeghiazaryan
238 East 116th Street, Artist Lucine Yeghiazaryan

Lucine Yeghiazaryan giving 116th Street the feel of far-away places at Mexico Travel.

Artist, Lucine Yeghiazaryan at Mexico Travel, 238 East. 116th Street

 

There will be many more gates added to this list over the Summer. We will continue to update. Stay tuned.

In addition to the East Harlem 100 Gates Project, NHEMA has a lot more going on from Fresh Food Boxes each week, to Zumba, at The Plaza – 125th Street and Park Avenue beginning at 3 pm.

Looking for more murals in the area? Check out the historic murals in #El Barrio, the Graffiti Wall of Fame on 106th Street, the Mural Art Project, the Guerrilla Wall, and Education is Not A Crime #NotACrime.

Huge Congratulation to Neighborhood Plaza Program of the Horticultural Society of New York in collaboration with East Harlem’s Uptown Grand Central (NHEMA), who emerged as one of this year’s winners of Design Trust for Public Space.

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