Photo spread: Giant mural of New Yorkers on display in W’burg park

A bridge too close: The new mural stands right in front of the Williamsburg Bridge that it depicts.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

Talk about the big city!

An enormous mural depicting New York City residents is now on display in Domino Park in Williamsburg. The artwork, titled “The Chronicles of New York City,” is part of a series of works by famed French artist JR, whose “JR: Chronicles” exhibition is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum.

The massive mural, 21 feet tall and 32 feet wide, is plastered to the side of a tower of shipping containers. It features a photo of the Williamsburg bridge and images of more than 1,000 New Yorkers from all five boroughs, whom JR photographed and digitally edited into a single crowded street scene.

The big picture: The 21-foot-high mural features more than 1,200 New Yorkers. Photo by Caroline Ourso.

JR’s exhibition debuted at the Brooklyn Museum on Oct. 3, 2019, and since then, cropped versions of “The Chronicles of New York City” have been installed on the outside wall of the Kings Theatre in Flatbush and at the Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance in Bedford Stuyvesant, but the Domino Park mural is the first to feature the image in its entirety.

The Museum has plans for a fourth mural installation Downtown, said a spokeswoman, but no date or location has been announced yet.

“The Chronicles of New York City” at Domino Park (River Street at S. Third Street in Williamsburg, www.dominopark.com). On display until May 3, daily, 6 am–1 am. Free.

Riverside scene: The giant mural stands behind Domino Park in Williamsburg.Photo by Caroline Ourso