It’s been almost a year since I last posted about some graffiti findings. Truth is, I still have a lot from my Greece trip last year but I wanted to find some in NY to kinda break it up a bit, since a whole batch of Love Notes were from Greece.
The thing about NYC is that the city is a lot cleaner than you’d think. Don’t get me wrong, graffiti can be spotted left and right, but it’s not the same city you picture from those 80’s movies with the subways smothered in crude saying and chicken scratch. It’s been cleaned up so much since then, and I’ll tell you, Greece has more interesting graffiti than here. In New York, I hear stories of artists being paid to paint murals, so the spontaneity and frustrations that are shown on the walls of Greece are not the same here.
Well, through my months of moving, walking, wandering, and exploring, I’ve collected a good amount of graffiti pictures.
These were all taken in the depths of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The old parts of town are the ones worth exploring. Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx are catching up with Manhattan with constructions and building to clean up and to be made more visually appealing, so before you know it, all of this art will be gone. It’s kind of a sad thought.