You can find grafitti anywhere in New York. But not so much in Manhattan, at least to places I’ve walked by. If you go to other boroughs, like Brooklyn, Queens and bronx, grafitti (or street art or murals as they say) is everywhere. From abandoned buildings to bridges to empty lots, you can spot colourful grafitti big and small.
Should you be in New York City and you’ve got spare time to get to know the city outside of Manhattan or the different side of Brooklyn (beyond the Promenade), I’d recommend you to join the Grafitti Tour by Free Tours By Foot. The comprehensive tour introduces you to the street arts (grafitti and murals) in the area where internationally, well-known artists left marks of their works. It’s also an interesting journey of the neighborhood, that is threatened by the so-called gentrification. So, before everything is ruined by real estate, go and see it now.
Related article: The Bushwick Collective Murals in Brooklyn
This is a work of a 5-year old kid. Perhaps, the youngest street artist in the world? 😉
Do you recognize these photos?
This is not your regular grafitti. It’s not done on some ordinary concrete or wooden wall.
But it’s on an iron (or is it metal?) fence.
Buff Monster loves pink!
Sexy street art, eh?
Colourful street art.
I reckon, she needs a lick. 😉
Guess, what’s inside that door?
Skulls and bones creep me out. 🙁
Some messages are black and white.
And others speak nothing but the truth.
Bill and Hillary Clinton held a fundraising event here at Roberta’s Pizza and Bakery. Read: Yeah, it’s expensive. But, hey! It’s real good. Hipsters dine here. 😉