Little Italy Street Art Project: Enlivening the Streets of a Historic Neighborhood, One Mural at a Time

Audrey of Mulberry by Tristan Eaton - The LISA Project NYC. Photo: Rey Rosa Photography

Audrey of Mulberry by Tristan Eaton - The LISA Project NYC. Photo: Rey Rosa Photography

Walking down Mulberry Street, gelato alla nocciola in hand, I couldn’t help but watch the old man wearing a vest and a coppola animatedly talking to his friend in Sicilian. If I had snapped a picture, you would have guessed that they were in Italy, but the background gave it away. They were in Little Italy in New York City. Behind them was a colorful, abstract mural of Audrey Hepburn, created by street art muralist Tristan Eaton. A curious juxtaposition, but both belonged: those men who...

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