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Clarkstown Removing Controversial New City Mural

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A mural is seen on Congers Road - New City, NY - Jun 14, 2007 - Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

A mural is seen on Congers Road – New City, NY – Jun 14, 2007 – Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

CLARKSTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) - It was called too urban, too political, and too loud.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports from the suburbs

Now, the controversial mural that went up four years ago on Congers Road in New City is being taken down. “It provoked many different emotions,” says Clarkstown town supervisor Alex Gromack.

Gromack says the mural is being taken down as part on New City’s revitalization.

“We’ve always intended that the wall would be reconfigured with stone and plantings. So, certainly the renderings are beautiful on what that section will look like, and as part of it, the wall is being refaced,” says Gromack.

As for public art in the future, Gromack says they have no plans for it right now.

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