Where to See Street Art and Graffiti in Bushwick
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I always knew that New York had an abundance of art and music overfilling the streets and subways, but it wasn’t until I moved away that I truly appreciated how much soul and creativity this city holds.
In every neighborhood in every suburb, you can find vivid colors, fluid lines of expression, and endless panels of emotion. One of these neighborhoods is Bushwick in Brooklyn.
Ever since 5Pointz, the world’s former premier graffiti mecca, was painted over in one night on November 19, 2014 (a sad day for pop culture), Bushwick has become the next hotspot for stunning street art.
Before you go on your hunt for jaw dropping street art, I highly recommend starting out with a yummy pizza lunch at Roberta’s since it’s right around the corner from all the street art. It’s my favorite pizza place in New York City.
To get to Roberta’s, take the L to the Morgan stop. Then after lunch, use my Google map below (with a printable PDF) to walk over to the Jefferson stop. This is exactly what I did!
On my walk over from Roberta’s to the Jefferson L stop to the Bushwick Collective Graffiti area, I met Remy who was working on a new mural. He was adding it to the painting he had already done the previous year on the garage door.
Then I came upon the area I was looking for! Even before I hit the thick of it all, I saw beautiful works of art adorning the sides of the brick walled buildings.
There were so many different types of art from murals of the iconic Biggie Smalls to colorful, melt-your-face type ones like the above.
These murals photographed are just a small portion of what you can see in Bushwick, and of course, if you see these in person, the photos don’t do it justice so it’ll be like seeing it for the first time.
This last photo is my favorite mural, which is why I had to take a “selfie” in front of it. Have you ever tried to take a jumping photo without anyone with you? It’s really awkward.
Anyways, this little piece of Bushwick is a lovely way to spend a FREE afternoon in New York City, which doesn’t come by too often. Make sure to download the printer-friendly map here, and head to the streets in green!
A big thank you the Bushwick Collective, a 501c3 non profit organization, who’s brought together graffiti artists and street art projects from all over the world to share their incredible talents and eye for beauty.
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