Visitors to Arlo SoHo have noticed a new face on property. Sporting a permanent smile and encouraging guests to “paint the town,” it’s Frank Ape, our new mural from artist Brandon Sines. And while he’s new to Arlo, Frank Ape is no stranger to NYC. Sines has drawn dozens of renditions the friendly creature all over the city. “To me, what Frank is about is positivity and equality,” says Sines. “The idea is for people to be able to connect with him and find a friend in Frank.” Over the years, Frank has become a veritable New York celebrity, appearing on buildings, post boxes, bags, mugs, Instagram (of course), and even on Project Runway.
Here, Sines shows us some of Frank’s most memorable locations, including the new mural at Arlo SoHo, plus his Spotify playlist on Arlo!
Frank Ape is painting the town red at Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo: 231 Hudson St.; photo courtesy of Ari Lankin.
Passersby getting a glimpse of Frank Ape on Ludlow Street
Ludlow Street, south of Stanton
Frank Ape heads to new heights on the 69th floor of WTC4
World Trade Center Tower 4; photo courtesy of @dustyrebel on Instagram.
Frank Ape tries his skills as a dog trainer
Dream Come True K9: 174 Attorney St; photo courtesy of @dreamcometruek9 on Instagram.
NYC’s Rabbit Movers with their Frank Ape makeover
NYC Rabbit Movers: 33 Washington St., Brooklyn
Patrons of Luv Story Bar might notice Frank Ape inside the popular Bushwick hangout
Luv Story Bar: 894 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn; photo courtesy of @brandonsines on Instagram.
Get inspired listening to Frank Ape’s curated playlist for Arlo Hotels, and stay up to date on all of Frank Ape’s adventures on Instagram and online. For behind-the-scenes action, check out artist Brandon Sines’s Instagram and website as well! Top photo courtesy of @arilankin.