Williamsburg Mural Celebrates All Five Boroughs of New York

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Something new and beautiful has been created in Williamsburg, Brooklyn by mural artist Adam J. Koon. It is a multicolored, vibrant expression of the excitement and thrill of living in New York, no matter which borough you might call home.

Located at the corner of 10th Street and Wythe Avenue, the 16’ by 39’ mural was created to honor the TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) New York City Marathon.

Koon created the design, which depicts the highlights of all five boroughs, to parallel the runners experience running through all the boroughs. After his design was drawn on the wall, then a number of expert mural painters brought the design to life in all its glory.

“I looked at different neighborhoods, different artwork that’s been done, and just tried to show, bring my weirdness and bring the whimsical into it,” said Koon.

Koon is himself a resident of Williamsburg.

“I can’t believe it’s painted on a wall here in Brooklyn where I live,” said Koon. “It was really awesome to see it all come together.”

The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world, attracting about 53,000 runners who make it to the finish line. In 2017 almost 100,000 people applied to participate.


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