A few days ago we told you that NYC is losing one of its most beloved street signs with the removal of The History Channel's billboard in the South Bronx.
Apparently, the changes to our city's signage are not limited to that borough.
One of the most Instagrammed pieces of street art in Brooklyn, titled, "Love Letter to Brooklyn," is slated to be removed due to the closing of the parking garage it is painted on.
The artwork, which reads, "Euphoria Is You For Me," is painted along two bridges connecting a parking garage owned by Macy's.
The changes to the downtown Macy's store, and removal of the iconic sign, come as a result of a deal between Macy's and Tishman Speyer which will redesign the parking garage into a mixed-use development space.
The deal also includes Macy's retaining ownership of the bottom five floors of their building while selling off the top five floors to Tishman, who will remodel them into high-end office spaces.
However, the $170 million deal mentions ten floors of office space and ample outdoor space, indicating a future addition to the building.
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The artwork, "Love Letter to Brooklyn," was created by Philly-based artist, Steve Powers, also known as "Exterior Surface Painting Outreach" or ESPO, in 2011, and quickly became a popular favorite for the Downtown Brooklyn area.
Luckily for New Yorkers, this isn't Powers's only piece of artwork in the city.
He gained popularity for creating the cover art for Kurt Vile's album, Wakin On a Pretty Daze, in 2013, and currently has an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum until March 13, titled "Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull)."[via Curbed NY] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]