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Sunnyside gets new “All You Need is Love” mural, will be completed tonight

Jason Naylor (@jasonnaylor) standing in front of his mural near 46th St. and Queens Boulevard. The mural will be completed tonight.

September 13, by Nathaly Pesantez

Sunnyside just got a pop of color with the addition of a new mural in the neighborhood.

“All You Need Is Love” reads the large lettering splashed with bright tie-dye-like colors on the wall between EZ Pawn Corp. and Bliss 46 Bistro near 46th Street and Queens Boulevard.

Jason Naylor, the artist behind the mural, was commissioned by the owners of EZ Pawn Corp. about a month ago for the project. The owners thought the wall around their business looked bland and unsightly as it stood, and opted for a mural after seeing a mural Naylor painted in Manhattan.

Naylor, a native of Salt Lake City now based in Bushwick, has been working as an artist in New York for the past 15 years. He painted his first outdoor mural one year ago.

“Positivity is something that’s an underlying theme in my work,” Naylor said. “I really love positive quotes, and the bright colors fit with it.”

Naylor began working on the Sunnyside mural yesterday morning, and hopes that his project sends a happy message to residents in a visually compelling way. The Sunnyside mural is his fourth outdoor mural, and is expected to be completed tonight.

“I hope it provokes people to think about love,” he said.

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Anonymous

So true We need to resemble a 1970s crime ridden slum. Why don’t we get a few streetwalkers , a pimp, a few dope dealers. Maybe a 50 gallon drum with a fire going. Good idea. Retro




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Illy B

I think its Marvelous I wish more business would do this.
This is a positive message for our community
and I think it sends the right message




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Vicky G

Just beautiful
love the colors
I wish more people would be inspired by this and show the love…
We need more positive messages
Thanks JVB if you had anything todo with it…




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Illy B

what a beautiful addition to the community.
more business should take an active roll like EZ Pawn and do things like this for our town.




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Person of interest

This is just what the community needs a beautiful message and color in the neighborhood.
Maybe more people will be inspired to share the true meaning of the message and make this place better for everyone.




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Al from Sunnyside

I love painting. Before my uncle got me my electrician’s job – a job that has been passed down from one generation to another in my family – I wanted to be a painter. I mean a house painter. But things didn’t work out.




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THE R.

This mural pretty much sums up the new New York ….painted by a fake out of town clown that just moved into the neighborhood already trying to put his print on things. This is pure utter trash . Why not hire real local graffiti artists to paint a mural? You can keep this watered down hell hole that is Bloomberg and Billy boy’s NY.




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Oran Juice Jones

I am hoping they don’t go out of business too quick because I’m waiting for Al from Sunnyside to pawn his daddy’s gold rope chain (circa 1977) so that I can buy it when he defaults. Im planning on wearing it to next years VMA’s. He’s going to need to pawn it soon because his mommy is running out on her Virginia Slims cigarettes. She’s down to three packs a day.




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Anonymous

call JVB I am sure he can help you out on this – lol – but remember this is “culture” his exact words –




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Barney Fife

a pawn shop with a spraypainted mural on thw outside, it doesnt get any worse for property values. Sure the community board can block a craft beer place a year ago along greenpoint ave, but this S*** is just fine with the so called board.

are we still mayberry near midtown?




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Joe at the Berkley

Leave it to a tacky pawn job to think a tacky loud and obnoxious painting is an actual attempt at vandal prevention or beautification in a garden community. How about some shrubs or a vine?




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ann

How hideous. Pawn shop is bad enough, now an ugly mural that will inspire more graffiti. Did the building owner approve of this?




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South

Cute – I love this. Hope we get more things like this in the coming future.

I also still hope that SSP deletes the comment section on here.




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I'm with her lost

News flash: in her new book, Hillary also blames Lily for her loss in the election. Says the portions were to small at one of the Hillary fund raisers at the restaurant. She also said Fat Al was impeding on her space while she was giving a talk there.




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Ms. Crabtree

It’s “too” small not to. Are you going to bring it “to” small? Typical Fox News level of education. Too little.




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Ms. Crabtree is Rachel Maddow's beautician

News flash. Hillary now also claims Ms. Crabtree caused her to lose the election because Crabtree forgot to put the “I’m with her” bumper sticker on her Snowflakemobile (non-American car)




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Eazy E from NWA

I have a better idea for the mural, instead of “all you need is love” how about “all you need is prison Neal Milano”




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James Conway

The quote is ridiculous. Crappy song too. All you need is food, water and shelter. If all you have is love, you’re gonna be hungry




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Sunnyside_Gurl

Hahahaha!!! This is funny!! I see people’s comments on how it’s oxymoronic to have this quote along a pawn shop where people are just trying to get money. Perhaps a quote like “money money money makes the world go ’round”




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Jason is a crappy painter

Jason should stick to his job at Earl Scheib painting cars. Barbara could do a better job than that. Lily would be pissed if she saw that. She would of hired Oran Juice Jones to get his posse to paint over this awful ghetto graffiti. FYI- Hillary also blames the pawn shop for her loss in her recent book.




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El Trumpo vs Godzilla

I saw them moving boxes out of the store last week, I thought they were closing. Which is what I would LOVE to see. No decent person wants to see a pawn store in their neighborhood.

i know some of the temporary “residents” in the local La Quints gives this place some business, which is a shame.

Nothing against the artist.




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Anonymous

actually this is a very good PAWN shop — it is registered with all of the police pcts. alot of them are not — so before you make a statement about this Pawn Shop be nice and the people are nice also –




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local

GOOD PAWN SHOPS LIKE EZ PAWN help the neighborhood and bring up commerce you should be ashamed of yourself. The business owner is promoting a good message for our community and should be supported.
Besides people have been using pawn stores since the beginning of civilization. Before traditional banks where do you think people borrowed money from?
And today what bank lends 10-1000 dollars to a person with out credit?
Pawnshops do. besides all of the people that are employees there and the taxes that are payed to the community think before you judge.




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Mike from Queens

I used them once, was treated professionally and would do business there again.
I like that they give back to the community too




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Vicky G

Thats because they where filming an episode of the avengers at the store.
As for the mural its beautiful




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El Loco gives loans

Al from sunnyside has pawned much of his mommys jewelry there to feed his White Castles habit. That’s not what I’d call love. Oran Juice Jones buys up much of the “bling” jewelry from this fine merchant. He wore a spectacular piece purchased here during his Grammy acceptance speech circa 1981. Barbara just pawned one of Neal’s many Rolex Submariners there the other day to help find his defense.




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Jamal

More like fake ass ghetto. Plastic hipsters love to act like they’re ghetto. Sunnysiders couldn’t cut it in the ghetto. Also highly doubt any bangers would be tagging all you need is love. If you doubt me, I grew up in east new york projects. Now I live here




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Joe at the Berkley

Jamal- Why don’t you just go back to the low performing low IQ losers you came from instead of insulting the place you’re currently using as a refuge.




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El loco

Yes Jamal if that is your real name which i doubt. You should be proud that you can survive with your people in the ghetto. Murderers, rapists, drug dealers and child molesters. I couldn’t survive but I’ll never have to because unlike your people in the ghetto I’m a productive member of society.




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Jamal

Yo you people are racist. I’m just saying sunnysiders are acting like they gangsta but yall soft. I grew up in a bad place. Got sick of ducking bullets. Moved here because there is no danger. So go eat sh!t




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Jamal

I am a working man loco, and I didn’t want to get cut down because of some fool so I moved here. As far as names ,that my name, how come yo don’t put your real name.




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A.Bundy

some Sunnysiders like myself came from the ghetto. I sure as hell aint going back. I’m only movin on up. Hipsters and losers can complain all they want about the areas gentrification, but it’s my blood sweat and tears that earned my co-op apt. busted myass to get out of that ghetto hell and I aint going back to thugs and their projects. ever.




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Jamal

I was born in the ghetto, I never choose it. I did the same ,got me a job and got out. I’m jus say in that people here thinks there’s lots of crime, it’s easy here. Glad we both here. Safe , and I never going back there




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Al from Sunnyside

I don’t think that Jamal is real. I think he is some white guy using a stereotypical black name to promote racism.




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Oil Beef Hooked

Very neat. One of my favorite things is ever Love.

I am glad to have this colorful reminder when I go to the pawn store 🙂




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