Britta Lokting

Britta Lokting is a writer based in New York. She is a features reporter at Narratively and a humor columnist at The Forward.

The mural, depicting Ellis Island, the Holocaust, and the Munich Olympics massacre, flaking off the side of its original home on the Lower East Side

How to Paint a Changing Neighborhood

A mural celebrating Jewish heritage anchored a wall on New York City's Lower East Side for 40 years, then disappeared overnight. Now, the original artists are looking to start over, and bringing newcomers along.