Whitney Houston mural highlights new building in Newark’s arts district

Whitney Houston

GRAMMY Museum-commissioned mural of Whitney Houston, who was a Newark, New Jersey native. Image provided by Striker Management

NEWARK, N.J. – Baldwin Equities and Striker announce that 45 William Street will hold its grand opening May 29, 2021, from 10am-2pm. Located in the heart of Newark’s arts district, 45 William Street is also the site of a brand-new GRAMMY Museum-commissioned, large-scale mosaic mural of Whitney Houston (1963-2012). Houston was a native of Newark and one of the best-selling recording artists of the 1980s and ’90s.

Newark-based Artist Maude Lemaire, who specializes in beautifully crafted hand-cut glass mosaic murals, recently created the installation on the building over the course of several weeks.

In a community-minded effort, 45 William will be the first residential building in the country to offer its tenants a free membership to LinkedIn Learning. Tenants will have free access to the entire slate of over 16,000 expert-led LinkedIn Learning courses. Avi Benamu, co-founder of Baldwin Equities, offers the pilot program with LinkedIn to give Newark residents “the latest tools to improve their professional and personal skills.”

The new luxury apartment project at 45 William in Newark is managed by broker Michelle Streicher of Striker Leasing, who says “the new mural has become an iconic new landmark … in one of the most interesting districts in Newark.”