SOUTH BRONX — There is a new backdrop for playtime at the Barrier Free Living Apartment in the South Bronx.
Renowned graffiti artist John “Crash” Matos is one of two painters behind a new mural for the building.
Ninety families live at the site, many with children.
Matos says the children helped inspire his work, “I sat down with 6 or 7 of them and I told them that we were planning to do a mural and I want some ideas.”
The project was made possible thanks to the non-profit 501 See Streets. Noah Sherrof is the founder, he told PIX11 News, “this organization started after viewing a lot of empty storefronts.”
Sherroff spends his days looking for special spaces around the boroughs where a little art might go a long way, “it can really transform a community, at least get people talking.”