Last night, I stopped by the community mural painted on the side of Tillie's for its official dedication. The mural, a colorful map of the neighborhood, was painted at the crossroads of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Local residents had the opportunity to paint a dot on the map representing their home.
It was a gorgeous, summery evening, and a lively and diverse crowd showed up. We were treated to desserts and drinks by Tillie's owner Pat, and guests were still mingling an hour later, enjoying the weather and the warm light from the setting sun.
I was finally able to paint my own dot on the map! I missed last summer's dotting as I was out of town. Ellie and Pat promise to hold a few more painting sessions this summer -- stay tuned.