We recently popped by Propellor Coffee in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on one of those interminable snowy days during this year’s remarkably harsh winter in New York City. This cafe is a solid, local ‘third-wave” coffee joint with much more generous space than many of the miniscule espresso bars that these daysContinue Reading

“Curb Your Ego” strikes this stretch of wall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a cheeky piece of street art playing on the usual visual grammar of municipal street signage, and it never fails to amuse, especially when placed near an art gallery. 🙂

Super delicious macarons at Cafe Grumpy, an espresso bar and cafe in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, including the one pictured here with a cute broken heart graphic printed on it. Yummy! Pop-cultural reference: This Cafe Grumpy is used as the location set for the Cafe Grumpy that appears in Lena Dunham’s hitContinue Reading

Some new photos of fresh street art by artist Judith Supine on Wythe Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We haven’t seen much from Supine in downtown Manhattan the past couple of years, so it’s really great to stumble upon this artwork in Billyburg.

The artists and brothers duo that are Skewville are known for their use of striking colors, bold and large block lettering, and faux facades like cartoony trompe l’oeil. In the heart of Brooklyn’s scenic waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO and its post-industrial urban landscape of former factories, massive lofts, rail linesContinue Reading

The street art of the prolific New York artist Fumero is a reliable presence on the landscapes of downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. His series of “Grampa” illustrations are rendered and wheat-pasted in various sizes, colors and styles, but rarely as large as this new, giant line-drawing “wheatie” that just wentContinue Reading

The Brooklyn-based artist Bast has been kind of quiet lately. We haven’t been seeing fresh work from the artist in a while except for these small but complex wheat-pasted street art pieces in NoHo, in downtown Manhattan.

There’s a building at the corner of Kent and S. 5th streets in Brooklyn’s Willamsburg neighborhood that’s completely covered with an epic mural, the kind of street-art takeover of a building that’s pretty rare and thus all the more stunning.