Kids Paint Mural at Naftali Group’s 221 W. 77th

Naftali-JCC-6380On November 4th, approximately 70-100 children aged 4-10 years old from the JCC Manhattan debuted their artistic creativity under the direction of artist Jason Griffin on W. 77th St. in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The children painted a mural approximately 75 feet long and eight feet tall with the theme “Building Community” on the site of one of Naftali Group’s two new residential developments on West 77th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam.

NAFTALI GROUP - The New 77th Street NYC, NY - 11.04.15 Credit: Steve Conrad
Miki Naftali the Founder and CEO of the Naftali Group and Eva Malachi of The Naftali Group

This community art project is emblematic of Naftali Group’s commitment to beautify this central UWS block. During the event children and their families and caregivers donned oversized t-shirts and hard hats to paint, enjoy snacks from Treathouse and have a chance to get up close to a firetruck from FDNY Ladder Company 25, also on the same block.

221 West 77th Street, a 26-unit condominium across the street from Naftali’s first development on the block, was designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. The building boasts a striking façade comprised of Danish brick and bronze Muntz metal, and is strategically located just steps away from many neighborhood favorites including Central Park, Riverside Park, and the American Museum of Natural History. Ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, 221 West 77th boasts layouts spanning 1,715 square-feet to 5,992 square feet. Units are comprised of half and full floors, as well as a townhouse and expansive penthouse. Kitchens were designed by the renowned firm SmallBone of Devizes and highlights include Miele appliances, solid white oak floors, Marianna Soapstone countertops and backsplashes, Dornbracht fixtures, and a stunning Potomac Marble customized walnut table. The bathrooms are elegantly outfitted in Andromeda Marble and blackened rift cut oak accents.

Artist Jason Griffin providing artistic instruction to the JCC Manhattan for a community mural

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