In an Instagram post, the L.I.S.A. Project, the public art charity responsible for this wall, said that "an aged building with a NW exposure and a bad pipe burst has taken its toll" on the mural these past four years.
The mural's goal was "to supply some brightness and positivity for the locals wandering below — especially the children coming and going from neighboring P.S. 19."
The L.I.S.A. Project is promising a new mural on this space.
Meanwhile, at least one reader figured the Michael Jackson mural on the other side of the Avenue might be removed first...