In December 2020, we wrote about an initiative connecting local artists with bar and restaurant owners called Curbside Canvas. Through the program, which was first launched in Tribeca last Labor Day, the artists have been transforming outdoor dining patios to add some color to New York City neighborhoods – while also helping the business owners attract some much needed extra foot traffic.
The program’s first Upper West Side appearance was at Lion’s Head Tavern on 109th and Amsterdam. Now, it’s expanded to The Emerald Inn at 250 West 72nd Street, between West End and Broadway.
Emerald’s owner, Charlie Campbell, sent us this video showing his patio getting a makeover by artist Sean Slaney:
Not only is this a new look – but it’s a new patio. Earlier this year, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to help Campbell upgrade from his previous outdoor setup, as it wasn’t sturdy enough to withstand certain weather conditions. Donations rolled in swiftly, and the upgrade was made possible for one of the longest-lasting bars in the neighborhood:
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