Sew and Sew Steed TaylorGarment District Plazas Broadway, Between 41st Street & 36th Street
On Monday, June 19th, artist Steed Taylor put the finishing touches on his 400 foot-long "road tattoo" by painting the names of over 100 individuals who have worked in the Garment District for more than 20 years into Broadway itself.
The work, entitled Sew and Sew, is part of Garment District Urban Garden, our summer long expanded plaza program that converts two blocks of Broadway into public space. At the unveiling, Steed was joined by a number of the indivifuals whose names have now been literally made part of the neighborhood.
Sewand Sew can be found on Broadway between 36th & 37th Streets, and 39th and 40th Streets.
The installation is part of Garment District Art on the Plazas, a year-round public art program made possible through Arterventions, part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program. The Garment District Alliance and DOT work closely to coordinate the exhibit and install the pieces, which enhance the public plazas and make them even more welcoming to New Yorkers and visitors alike.
“DOT Art’s partnership with the Garment District Alliance will allow New Yorkers and visitors alike to enjoy on-the-ground “road tattoo” by Steed Taylor, beautiful public art that is both unique and striking,” said Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “For the next few months, we encourage everyone to enjoy this art while they explore even more of Broadway on foot and on bike. Over the last decade, DOT has converted more than twenty football fields’ worth of streets Citywide into pedestrian plazas, and so we are happy to wrestle even more of Midtown Manhattan’s busiest public spaces away from the automobile.”