This page describes Malcolm X Boulevard as it appeared in 2001. The tour was developed as part of the Malcolm X Boulevard Streetscape Enhancement Project. These pages are no longer being updated.
9. Art Underground, Part
II In the W. 116th Street subway station
(2 and 3 lines)
W. 116th Street Station, artist Vincent Smith has created
murals featuring jazz and cultural figures from Harlem, including
Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington.
It is Smith's intention to "capture the lyricism and
spirit of the African Diaspora within the Harlem community."
This depiction of the heroes and landmarks of Harlem is the
first chapter in a story that is continued at the W. 125th
Street Station and concludes at W.135th Street.
Detail of Mural: Movers and Shakers
by Vincent Smith, 1999