Celia Cruz Mural

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Within a couple of days after salsa-music singing queen Celia Cruz passed away last year, this memorial mural went up on a wall facing East Houston Street near Avenue B. The area has quickly gentrified in recent years, but still retains the flavor of the Puerto Rican community that still calls the neighborhoods at the far east ends of the East Village and the Lower East Side home. The mural was painted by the local artist Chico, whose work can be found throughout New York, but especially in neighborhoods of lower Manhattan.

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