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New York, New York: Keith Haring Art: Man-Eating Fish and Mermaid

Typical twitchy Keith Haring art fills a wall facing an outdoor pool, includes a minimalist mermaid and a man-eating fish. Pool appeared in the film "Raging Bull."

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

1 Clarkson St., New York, NY
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Visible through a fence, just west of 7th Ave., on either the south side of Leroy St./St Luke's Place, or the north side of Clarkson St. Or you can ask to see if the Center will let you in to take a photo.
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Keith Haring pool mural.

Keith Haring Art: Man-Eating Fish and Mermaid

The swimming pool is drained, and the gate is locked, but you can see over the fence. Some really cool stuff.

[ConorNNS, 05/02/2024]

Poolside Haring mural.

Keith Haring Poolside Mural

A beautiful large public mural painted by Keith Haring in 1987 is on the outdoors wall of the public pool at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in Greenwich Village. It is visible from both Leroy St. and Clarkson St. The swimming pool was also used in the movie "Raging Bull." Jerry Orbach grew up swimming here.

Also, the front of the recreation center was used as the exterior for the TV show "Person of Interest" as a police precinct. The house used for the Huxtable family on "The Cosby Show" is across Leroy St.

[Gary Spino, 10/03/2019]

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