Mural Brings Light & Joy To Kids Of BFL Apartments
Work began this May on a dynamic mural decorating the children’s playground area of BFL Apartments in the Bronx.
Noah Sheroff, Founder of 501 See Streets an organization which brings artists and communities together, worked with renowned visual artist John Crash Matos to develop the mural. They spoke to tenants and children living at the complex to create the design which includes vibrant imagery of flowers, a boom box, and floating musical notes.
BFL Apartments offers permanent homes to survivors of domestic violence with disabilities and their families, including 91 children.
The team will also be creating a mural on a wall behind the building complex, inspired by conversations with adult tenants. That artwork will give visual voice to tenants’ journey from challenge and darkness, to life and growth.