This year I finally got to see the Coney Art Walls: an outdoor museum of street art curated by Joseph Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch, right in the middle of the Coneys Island amusement parks. About 35 walls feature some of todays best street artist – including many of my favourites such as Tristan Eaton, Lady… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Coney Island Art Walls.
Every year on Labor Day New Yorkers from the West Indies and surrounding countries celebrate the West Indian Carnival along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Unfortunately I didn’t snap that many pictures while watching the parade (but I posted two short clips on Instagram here and here) – I was too consumed by the music, the… Read More NYC. West Indian Labor Day Parade 2017 in Brooklyn.
From Boerum Hill to Brooklyn Heights, the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Flea on a Sunday.… Read More NYC. A perfect Sunday in Brooklyn.
I’m nout a fan of the suburbs, never been and probably never will be. But even as a city girl I can’t deny that suburban living has some perks: the quiet, the space, tree-lined street, detached houses and front and backyards. And now I finally found a suburb I’d be happy to live in: Ditmas Park… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Exploring Ditmas Park.
The Underhill Walls are a street art project curated by Frankie Velez and Jeff Beler on the corner of Underhill Avenue and St. Johns Place in Prospect Heights. The “Frida’s Choice” (or as I call it: “Frida from the block”) piece by Albertus Joseph was my favourite, but all the other artworks are equally good.… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. The Underhill Walls street art project in Prospect Heights.
At the end of my NYC trip I finally took the time to explore Red Hook, a waterfront neighborhood in Brooklyn.… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Exploring Red Hook.
Since 5Pointz in Queens is gone the Bushwick Collective is the best place to see street art in NYC. Here’s what I saw when I visited in early September: The Bushwick Collective is right at the Jefferson Street stop of the L train, about 15 minutes from Union Square in Manhattan.
During this years visit to New York I made good use of the new ferry system called “NYC Ferry” that was inaugurated this spring. New York is a city of islands: first and most popular Manhattan and as the name suggests Staten Island, but the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are also located on an… Read More New York. Exploring the city with the new NYC Ferry system.
Street art found in NYC in summer 2017 including Tristan Eaton, Stik, Honschar, Os Gemeos, D*Face & Shepard Fairy.… Read More Street art in NYC – Summer 2017 edition.
After five nights in Brooklyn and two on the Bowery (the recap is here) I moved to the Chelsea International Youth Hostel. My single room with a shared bathroom (though you have a sink and a mirror in your room) cost me about $90 a might, which is a sweet deal for Manhattan. A breakfast… Read More NYC in summer 2017. Recap Pt II: 4 days in Chelsea.