Situated inside a quiet green space on East 120th Street at Sylvan Place in East Harlem is a structure that brings together the history of Puerto Rico and the ever-changing neighborhoods of New York City. It also reflects on the five years since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.
It’s a public art installation called “For centuries, and still… (anticipated completion).”
It recreates a guard tower, or Garita, in Spanish, from the colonial fortresses of old San Juan, and the construction sites New Yorkers are so accustomed to seeing, with green plywood walls and paint-sprayed “Post No Bills” stencils.
It’s the work of Kevin Quiles Bonilla, who grew up
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