On a sunny day, I decided to take a walk in the borough of Brooklyn to discover the street artists. You should know that New York is a paradise for graffiti and Street Art, it is a very attractive playground for artists from all over the world. If you want to admire the works of the best graffiti artists in the city, I recommend "Bushwick". it is an obligatory stop to take full eyes! 🙂
Bushwick is a popular area with many studios and art galleries. In recent years, “hipsters” have taken over places like in the Williamsburg district. These “hipsters” are everywhere, I'm starting to get fed up with long-haired bearded men with plaid shirts!
Bushwick's industrial landscape attracts the street artist because he can let his creativity explode for all to see on the huge brick facades. A real landmark for the creatives of our time and a delight for those who love this type of fresco of modern times.
Good to know
- 5 Pointz, the famous Queens complex with walls covered in hundreds of graffiti was considered the mecca of graffiti for many years however it was repainted white and then destroyed by the owner of the premises, Bushwick is shaping up to be the worthy successor
- For those who want to deepen their knowledge, there are guided tours available. If you have a New York Pass or plan to buy one, be aware that this visit is included (otherwise count 35 euro)
- During your adventure on the Bushwick side, remember to eat at Roberta's, it is one of the best pizzeria in New York
Bushwick Street Art Course
Here is a route to possibly follow to see a maximum of works, however as Street Art evolves all the time it may be that since my visit new works have emerged. 🙂
How do I get to Bushwick?
To get to this temple of Street Art, you must take the metro line L (gray line) to Morgan Avenue station. Once out of the metro, keep your eyes wide open !!!
Also know that if you prefer to be accompanied by a guide in French during your discovery of the districts of Bushwick and Williamsburg, there are organized and not very expensive tours like the one I discovered here, and which allow you to have a quick overview.