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'Love Letter to Brooklyn' Mural Coming Down as Macy's-Owned Garage Closes

By Alexandra Leon | January 13, 2016 1:10pm
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The Steve Powers mural called "Love Letter to Brooklyn" is coming down as the Downtown Brooklyn garage owned by Macy's closes.
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Love doesn’t always last forever in Brooklyn.

The giant “Love Letter to Brooklyn” mural that covers a parking garage on Hoyt Street is coming down as the lot closes, artist Steve Powers said on Instagram. 

The mural, which went up in 2011, is an ode to the borough. The giant block letters that can be seen from Hoyt and Livingston streets proclaim in part “EUPHORIA IS YOU FOR ME.”

The garage, owned by Macy’s, will close Wednesday as the department store revamps its Downtown Brooklyn location, Curbed reported. The parking spaces next door could be become a mixed-use development, according to Curbed.

Powers, who goes by the name ESPO, thanked Macy’s and “most of all” Brooklyn for “making me the man I am today” on Instagram, where he posted a photo of himself standing by the garage’s elevated walkway.

One of the artist’s other murals, which reads, “All I need is you and new shoes,” remains in Downtown Brooklyn on the corner of Bond Street and Fulton mall, as does his ICY signs store in Boerum Hill, according to Curbed.


Feelings through the ceiling. thank you Brooklyn (blows kiss)

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