Grand Street BID
"Olor a Azucenas el Perfume del Barrio":
On the border of Bushwick and Williamsburg neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY is a cultural bridge - Grand Street - a busy street where older and newer cultures co-exist to pursue their businesses, connect with each other, and thrive in one space.
Artist Edwin "Don Rimx" Sepulveda Cruz was brought back to this street he used to call home to paint a tribute mural to the hardworking families and businesses of Grand Street while paying homage to all the cultures that also call this place their home. A flower vendor from San Juan, Puerto Rico is painted on this 35'H x 65'W wall, holding a batch of Azucenas (Spanish for Lillies). The massive bunch of Azucenas represents the community - "La familia, agranda" - the family enlarged. The mural signifies that we all are here to pursue something we believe in, and in order for Grand Street to remain a cultural bridge, "...we need to start from our own bridge. When that is strong, we can move onto others."