With service set to be suspended over the course of 12 weekends this summer, we’ve kind of blocked the G train out of our minds. But a new mural and a satirical video has sent it screeching back into our train of thought.
The video parodying MTA service-change announcements, below, was sent to us by its creator John Purcell, a writer/performer at UCB and a contributor to the Onion News Network. Just take a look. It’s funny.
The “Stages of Greenpoint” mural, above, was just unveiled by Groundswell. Since October, the org has been working with local kids and artist Esteban del Valle to create the acrylic piece representing Greenpoint’s transformation from an industrial powerhouse to a creative hub. It’s located at 370 Greenpoint Avenue, on the side of Broadway Stages, the studio that’s home to “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” and other shows.
The L’s logo is embedded in the word Welcome, and the G gets even more prominent placement. Good thing someone’s giving it some love.