The Art of Resiliency

Murals beautify flood protection barriers in Lower Manhattan

27 Sep 2019 | 02:41

Last Thursday Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer unveiled the winning murals - and the artists who created them - of a contest conducted to beautify flood barriers along South Street in Lower Manhattan. Brewer was joined by NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell and Jainey Bavishi, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency.

The murals will "wrap" over thousands of feet of barriers that act to restrain flood waters in the event of a rising East River. The barriers will provide temporary flood protection as the permanent Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) project is designed and constructed.

The mural artists were: Ebony Bolt, Naima Ravam, Brenda Berkman, Jennie Jones, Deanna Lee, Kaayla Lee, Andrea Bass, Mia Marais and Anna Fleury.