Once again, the street artist Momo strikes the building at 11 Spring St., in Nolita, New York City. This wheat-paste is a sweet tongue-in-cheek poster. The black-and-white work is of a fictional New Yorker magazine cover depicting Momo in the act of pasting up his (her?) work. Brilliant, fresh stuff.Continue Reading

Detail of the new Momo paste-up at 11 Spring St. in downtown Manhattan. Background Note Once again, the street artist Momo strikes the building at 11 Spring St., in Nolita, New York City. This wheat-paste is a sweet tongue-in-cheek poster. The black-and-white work is of a fictional New Yorker magazineContinue Reading

Here’s a color image of the new Rivington St. work by street artist Swoon. The photo was shot at night, hence the yellow-orange tint to the image. Background Note There’s some fresh work by the artist Swoon on Rivington St., between Bowery and Chrystie, in that interzone between Nolita/Soho andContinue Reading

There’s some fresh work by the artist Swoon on Rivington St., between Bowery and Chrystie, in that interzone between Nolita/Soho and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Brooklyn-based Swoon is our favorite New York street artist. This work, which depicts an African-American boy with first pumped, continues Swoon’s seriesContinue Reading

Above is the closer-up detail photo of the some Lower East Side street art. Background Note Ludlow St., that increasingly high-rent and noisy tenement canyon in the booming Lower East Side of New York City, is home to lots of graf and street art. Pictured here is an acrylic paintingContinue Reading

Ludlow St., that increasingly high-rent and noisy tenement canyon in the booming Lower East Side of New York City, is home to lots of graf and street art. Pictured here is an acrylic painting on wood affixed to a light post on Ludlow between Stanton and Rivington streets. The imageContinue Reading

Here’s a detail shot of the winter version of the ubiquitous “Peg Leg” sticker in downtown NYC. (To view the context photo, see the image below or on the next page.) Background Note We’ve noticed “Peg Leg” stickers appearing in lower Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since last summer. Usually theContinue Reading

We’ve noticed “Peg Leg” stickers appearing in lower Manhattan and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, since last summer. Usually the lettering of the moniker comes in warm orange and yellow hues. But last week we found this snowflaked winter version of the “Peg Leg” sticker on a lamp post on Varick St. inContinue Reading

More in our Brooklyn graphica series. Here is a tag toward the lower-rent end of the Park Slope neighborhood, now the center of an anguished New Yorker real-estate condo- and apartment-buying frenzy. It’s increasingly rare to see graff in Park Slope these days with all the gentrification that has sweptContinue Reading

Above is a rotated close-up shot of graf by “Tetris” in downtown Manhattan. Background Entry We’ve walked along the stretch of Charlton St. between Varick and Greenwich in Soho, NYC, at least a dozen times during the past year. Yet it was only yesterday that we notcied one of coolestContinue Reading

Here’s the wider context shot of the “Tetris” tag in west Soho, New York York City. Background Entry We’ve walked along the stretch of Charlton St. between Varick and Greenwich in Soho, NYC, at least a dozen times during the past year. Yet it was only yesterday that we notciedContinue Reading

We’ve walked along the stretch of Charlton St. between Varick and Greenwich in Soho, NYC, at least a dozen times during the past year. Yet it was only yesterday that we notcied one of coolest tags we’ve ever seen in the west Soho neighborhood known as Hudson Square. The tagContinue Reading

Here’s the detail shot. Background note: The artist had his tongue firmly in cheek when he put up this wheat-paste poster on a U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Houston St. in Soho, in New York City. The do-it-yourself cut and fold paper mailbox diagram is clever, cheeky, ironic and funny.Continue Reading

And here’s the context shot. Background note: The artist had his tongue firmly in cheek when he put up this wheat-paste poster on a U.S. Postal Service mailbox on Houston St. in Soho, in New York City. The do-it-yourself cut and fold paper mailbox diagram is clever, cheeky, ironic andContinue Reading

Here’s the close-up shot. We’ve been seeing a lot of these “Beautiful Decay” stickers around lower Manhattan recently. This one was found on a lamp post at the corner of West Broadway and Prince Street in Soho. Ivan Corsa Photo