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Street art walking tour in Bushwick

Street art walking tour in Bushwick

Exploring Bushwick’s Street Art

Since I first moved to New York in July, I have been doing my best to explore each of the neighborhoods of New York City. I’ve seen a lot of the ‘international’ neighborhoods, as well as a few others, but have been recently trying to visit a few of the ones closer to where I live. This weekend’s choice was Bushwick. I only had a few hours so I had to make good use of my time. I’ve heard about Bushwick as being referred to as the ‘new Williamsburg’ or Williamsburg 5-10 years ago, although perhaps not everyone would agree with that title. Williamsburg, traditionally known for its artsy feel has started to change recently especially in the cost of housing, which has pushed some people farther from Manhattan into Bushwick. I had wanted to visit Bushwick for a while as I had heard it was fairly unique and had a pretty good street art scene. If you’ve seen some of my past street art posts, such as the one I did of Puerto Rico, then you know that I enjoy sharing street art from different cities when I travel. I find that street art has a unique way of catching the attitude and/or sentiments of the neighborhood’s inhabitants. So, I wanted to go see it for myself. I took myself on a self-guided walking tour of Bushwick graffiti. It seemed that they ranged quite significantly from dark colors to brighter ones. Below are my finds.

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Interesting choice of words

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Even the Ninja Turtles made it!

 

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Much of the art featured here was not technically in the confines of Bushwick, but rather on the border streets between Bushwick and East Williamsburg. A further testament to the eastern migration of the art scene. I even saw a walking tour taking a similar route that I was so I knew that I was in the right area.

Like street art? See more: San Francisco Mission here, Puerto Rico here, and Montreal Canada here.

So in light of all that, which pictures were your favorites? Did one stand out to you for a particular reason? If so, what was the reason?

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