This two-sided mural (1986) on a handball court in Harlem River Park along the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive was inspired by the crack epidemic and its effect on New York City. It was created as a warning and was initially executed independently, without city permission. The mural was immediately put under the protection and jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and was restored in 2007. It is one of the only — if not the only — truly public art works by Haring still visible in New York City.
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Updated: February 7, 2013