"The Carmine Street Mural, the Carmine Street Pool" Greenwich Village Tip by von.otter
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Take in some street art when you are walking the charming residential streets of Greenwich Village.
The Carmine Street Mural was painted in August 1987 by graffiti artist Keith Haring (1958?1990) on the wall that faces the Carmine Street Pool, part of the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center at the corner of Clarkson Street and Seventh Avenue South.
The mural measures 18 feet high by 170 feet long. Haring was inspired by the colors of the pool?s underwater surface; the mural features fanciful images of fish and children and abstract shapes in black, white, yellow and blue.
The outdoor pool, built in the 1930s, is a city public pool open to city recreation members for a small fee.
The mural?s creator, Keith Haring, was born on May 4, 1958 in Pennsylvania, and died of AIDS on February 16, 1990.
Address: Seventh Ave. South & Clarkson Street
Directions: Take the red subway line #1 to the Houston Street stop. Walk one block north, against the traffic, to Clarkson Street and turn left. The mural and pool are behind the Recreation Center, visible from Clarkson Street and LeRoy Place.
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