One of my favorite things to do is walk around and explore every undiscovered little nook and cranny in New York. I love the fact that I can walk down a street for the first time in only a couple of weeks and there will be something different. Or that I can walk on a block that I have passed a million times and noticed something new.
I love looking at the seemingly random combination of architecture a result of old mixing with the new. I often pop into random stores that look interesting and find some treasures. But one of my favorite things is to look at all of the street art. I’m not talking about run of the mill graffiti and tags that often covers mail boxes and walls of closed stores. I’m talking about real street art, something that takes time and talent and passion.
In the Lower East Side, where I live, it seems like a lot of store owners are embracing street art and giving artist the opportunity to create something magical. I’ve mentioned before the 100 Gates Project which aims to paint 100 of the ugly metal gates that cover store entrances after they close at night with beautiful murals by local artists.
So, I thought I would share some of my favorite street art from around the city.
What are your favorite things to see and explore when walking around your city?