New Mural on Hudson Street Honors Local Basketball Coach


New mural on Hudson Street by artist Corey Pane. Photo by Matt Conway.

At the south end of Hudson Street, in Ramon Quiros Park, and next to the Hudson Street Community Garden sits a basketball court, newly painted this summer by a group of volunteers led by Leo Ramirez. Leo runs a community basketball program, Hartford Young Dreamers, whose members play regularly on this court. Flanking the court was a brick wall, the back of a Park Street auto repair shop that had the remnants of some old murals and a lot of graffiti. Through some community fundraising and grants, CT Murals -- a division of The RiseUP Group -- commissioned and installed a brand new mural on the entire back of the building. Read more about the project here, and be sure to stop by and see it in person. 

Artist Corey Pane incorporated an existing mural into the new one, and covered the graffiti. Photo by Matt Conway.