Beginning in October 2013, 24 youth artists came together to celebrate Greenpoint through the arts. Over the course of the project, the youth participants got to know the Greenpoint neighborhood by researching its history, visiting with key community stakeholders, educating themselves about the character and aspirations of the neighborhood, and translating this knowledge into a mural design.
With the support of Broadway Stages Ltd., home to shows such as “The Good Wife” and “Blue Bloods,” the youth learned about the extensive history of TV and film in Brooklyn, with a special emphasis on Greenpoint. They also researched how the industry has transformed the neighborhood from a powerhouse of shipping and transport to one of artistic influence. This theme, as well as iconic landmarks and an homage to the immigrant history of the neighborhood, is represented throughout the mural.
For the TEMA youth, this mural represents not only the history of the development of Greenpoint, but the strength and future of it as a community. The mural celebrates many aspects of what makes Greenpoint great place to live and work.