Friday, May 26, 2023

A Make-A-Wish moment on Avenue A

Rey Rosa (aka The Drif) created this mural this week outside 50 Avenue A between Third Street and Fourth Street.

It's a piece for Make-A-Wish Metro New York... Rosa is a Make-A-Wish alumnus. 

As ABC 7 reports, Rosa, a Bronx native, was born with HIV and spent years in foster care. He was recipient of a "life-changing" Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World at age 7. 

"What kid doesn't want to go to Disney World," he told the station. "It let me know there was more out in the world than the small space I was occupying." 

This space on Avenue A is curated by the Lisa Project, the 501c3 public art charity that Rosa founded with his husband Wayne. 

You can watch the ABC report here

EVG reader Newman shared this in-progress photo from earlier in the week...


Sarah said...

I noticed this walking by yesterday! It's a nice variation on the usual art along this stretch of A.

Anonymous said...

Love these curated walls. Wish we could do more and fight off the terrible tags!

Anonymous said...

"Wish we could do more and fight off the terrible tags!"

Yes, move aside taggers, let the actual artists work. Looks great.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic street art! Great job - let's hope its respected and not tagged

Anonymous said...

We stopped by this afternoon to have a look. It's really a fantastic accomplishment of which the artist should be very proud. Congratulations.