Great Poles in Greenpoint
“The Great Poles” mural has been installed in front of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit. It commemorates great historical figures born in Poland.
The mural on the building at 100 McGuinness Boulevard presents the profiles of St. John Paul II (1926-2005), Marie Sklodowska-Curie (1867-1934), Ignacy Paderewski (1860-1941), Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746 -1817), Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) and Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543). This is the second important symbol of Polishness in Greenpoint: the white and red flag has been waving on the mast in front of the PSFCU headquarters since June of last year.
The mural was created by the Brooklyn graffiti artist using the #Hopsart hashtag. The work is intended to remind Poles living in Greenpoint of their great countrymen. It is also intended to make residents of the neighborhood realize as well Americans moving there that many well-known historical figures were Poles.