New York Times Magazine Commissioned a Massive Sidewalk Mural in Flatiron

The cover of the latest New York Times Magazine looks like a drawing but is actually a massive installation of street art — a 150-foot-tall sidewalk mural on the large triangular plaza where Broadway intersects 23rd St. in Manhattan, just North of the Flatiron Building.

The subject of the mural is New York City-based waiter Elmar Aliyev, a recent immigrant to the City.

For this project, we decided we’d photograph recent immigrants and paste their images on the city’s streets, where they and other immigrants are often invisible. The pasting would be made in the heart of Manhattan, on Flatiron plaza, the triangle of pavement between Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 23rd Street.

Check out the accompanying article on the New York Times Magazine website for more info on the cover, project and artist.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Editor in Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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