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Corona Restaurant Gets Venetian Mural Through Art Project

By Katie Honan | November 20, 2015 4:07pm | Updated on November 23, 2015 8:31am
 The mural is part of the restaurant's ongoing expansion.
The mural is part of the restaurant's ongoing expansion.
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CORONA — A wall of the soon-to-be-expanded Il Triangolo restaurant on Corona Avenue and Junction Boulevard has been transformed into a vision of Venice thanks to a nonprofit helping transform local streets.

Artist Vince Ballentine worked on the wall for more than a week, sketching out a scene of a gondola traveling down a canal in Venice. 

He mainly does character work, he said, but also enjoys large mural projects like this one.

"I enjoy creating myself, but when the client comes in with a good idea it makes me happy," he said. 

The mural is part of 501 (See) (Streets), a nonprofit founded by Noah Sheroff, who said he wants to beautify communities through public art. 

The group has facilitated murals across the city, including a series of murals around The Bronx that feature legendary New York Yankees and a mural on the Hell Gate Bridge underpass in Astoria.

Il Triangolo is currently under construction and should be finished next year, its owner said.