This example of paste-up street art on Ludlow St. in the Lower East Side of New York forces the viewer to consider the issue with the image of a child victim of violence. The piece is a drawing of a little girl’s disembodied head, her right eye blackened and herContinue Reading

Ah, the good old summer block party. A New York City nabe wouldn’t be the same without one, especially when it’s the real old-school neighborhood kind, where the residents and business owners of a particular block get a permit, close off the street and pitch in for free food, drinkContinue Reading

Graffiti taggers and artists have been putting Krylon to all sorts of vehicles all over New York City for years. But for some reason these ubiquitous delivery trucks in Chinatown seem to get “bombed” the most. This vehicle, parked on the Bowery near East Broadway, sports a large, colorful “throw-up”Continue Reading

The sides of tenements and lofts along Houston St. in downtown NYC are perfect for hanging building-size ads. Not only is the street one of only a few major crosstown traffic arteries, but it cuts through the city’s hippest shopping and entertainment districts. Location in part explains this gargantuan sexed-upContinue Reading

To many New Yorkers, an NYPD patrol car is a sign of security, holding the line against crime and keeping the streets safe. To others, the arrival of a police cruiser in their community is a sign of racism, corruption and oppression. Whatever the point of view, the police areContinue Reading