After touring Brooklyn, Charm City Streets boarded the L Line and spent two days in Lower Manhattan in search of new and new-to-me murals.
Late last week Charm City Streets had the pleasure of touring New York’s Astoria neighborhood and capturing images of the artwork created in early June during the 2018 Welling Court Mural Project.
Shortly after Thanksgiving my family gave me an early Christmas present: an all-expenses-paid trip to Brooklyn. Thanks to their generosity I spent 4 days late last week photographing street art in and around Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.
Climate scientists have concluded global warming, if left unchecked, will cause sea levels to rise. Verifiable scientific data indicates rising sea levels would inundate large areas of New York City and the boroughs by the turn of the century.
In a recent peer reviewed article in Squirrelly Scientific Amurican, scientists concerned about graffiti’s impact on global warming requested the public’s assistance with their investigation. Alarmed by all the dire warnings, Charm City Streets submitted documentation to these scientists. You need not file a Freedom of Information Act request to review this documentation. Charm City Streets now openly shares its information with you.
The J, M and Z metro lines run on elevated tracks above Broadway in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. Walking along Broadway and its side streets last month, Charm City Streets encountered a collection of fascinating murals and dope graffiti.
Eight years ago, residents of Welling Court in the Astoria neighborhood of New York City joined forces with the Ad Hoc Art Gallery to enhance their small community through public art. From its humble beginning, this annual event has mushroomed into a dazzling array of artwork created by a host of prominent muralists, street artists and graffiti writers … both from around the corner and the globe. The 2017 Welling Court Mural Project took place Saturday, June 10th.
During Art Basel 2016, Fumeroism created Nanny’s Kitchen and populated it with the vibrant, multi-colored expressionistic characters for which he is known. The mural portrays an earlier time in his life when family members would gather around the kitchen table to talk, reminisce, and simply enjoy each other’s company. Nanny’s Kitchen now takes its place in Fumero’s The Table Series, a body of paintings that inspired his Table Series logo.
Back in 2009, folks living in the Welling Court neighborhood of Queens asked Ad Hoc Art Gallery to help them clean up and enhance their community, and the Welling Court Mural Project was born. Every year since then, Ad Hoc Art invites artists from far and wide to help turn the neighborhood into an open-air art gallery. Their annual block party in June is a celebrated event.
Late last week Charm City Streets took advantage of the mild weather and spent several days on a photo tour of Brooklyn. Well-known local, national, and international artists have been busy painting captivating new murals in the Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Greenpoint, and East Williamsburg neighborhoods.
Two years ago, JMZ Walls began. It shares a similar belief with The Bushwick Collective, that is, street art has a positive influence on a neighborhood and benefits both local community members and tourists alike.
Centered around the Myrtle Avenue-Broadway Station (which the J, M and Z subway lines share), you will find an open air gallery of rich, imaginative murals created by prominent artists from Brooklyn and the four corners of the globe.