June 12, 2014 By Christian Murray
The rooftop sign above Sunnyside Community Services is in for a makeover.
The sign, which is currently covered by graffiti, will be replaced with a 7-color mural that will feature a steam engine train and the word Sunnyside in large letters.
The new mural will help revitalize the rooftop at SCS and will be visible to 7 train riders going between the 33rd and 40th Street stations.
The mural has been designed by Mark Salinas, a local artist, who did the Rise N Shine painting on the corner of 42nd Street and 48th Avenue last year.
Salinas formed an organization last year, called 7Train Murals, that is dedicated to beautifying the neighborhoods along the 7 train line in Queens.
Salinas will start work on the rooftop sign on Thursday, June 19. He will be working with members of SCS, the Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club and Trinity Grace Church on what will be a week long project.
SCS has taken steps to ensure that access to the roof is limited to reduce the chances that the new mural will be tagged. Earlier this week, the Rise N Shine painting was covered by graffiti.