New York Adventures: Street Art

I love street art. I’m always on the look out for it; perhaps that’s why I love Brighton and London so much and New York certainly didn’t disappoint for awesome street art!

Here is my favourite collection of street art and other random artsy sights from the big city!

Audrey Hepburn

Found on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, this huge piece my Tristan Eaton is one of my favourites!

Audrey Hepburn Street Art in New York by Tristan Eaton - photo by Rachel Oates

It’s bright, bold and fun and fits in perfectly with the Little Italy atmosphere.

Jimi Hendrix on Cafe Wha!

Back when he was younger and starting out Jimi Hendrix played at the awesome and infamous Cafe Wha! – this piece of Graffiti-style Street Art now sits on the side of the building.

Jimi Hendrix Street Art on Cafe Wha! - photo by Rachel Oates

It’s a pretty simple piece but nice reminder of the awesome history of the place! I seriously wish I could have seen a gig there!

Brooklyn Bridge

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge can be a pretty overwhelming experience; there’s an awesome view in both directions, the bridge itself is a pretty incredible piece of engineering, it has an interesting history and all the sides are filled with little beauties like these:

Street Art on Brooklyn Bridge - Photo by Rachel Oates

Street Art on Brooklyn Bridge - Photo by Rachel Oates

These 2 aren’t exactly traditional street art in the sense of a lot of pieces on this list but they’re still pretty awesome!

I <3 NY

Another one from Little Italy but this time an adorable little mosaic! It’s also one of the pieces that played a big part in Lower Manhattan’s first Street Art Festival.

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Under The Sea

Again, not really street art but it was something cute which we found on the street and could be considered art… at a push. Basically it was cute and I just really wanted to talk about it.

SeaGlass is a gorgeous huge carousel which you’ll find in Battery Park. You get to sit in these huge beautiful, brightly coloured fish which spin and turn slowly in a sea of magical lighting and underwater-themed, almost hypnotic music music.

Hopefully I’ll post a video of this soon too!

Sea Glass Street Art in Battery Park - photos by Rachel Oates

Sea Glass Street Art in Battery Park - photos by Rachel Oates

All The Rest

There were so many more pieces on almost every street and I wish I could talk about them all but there’s just not enough time. To finish here are my last few favourites. Although one of them is more of an old advertisement that I found in Greenwich than a piece of street art, I still think it looks pretty awesome!

NYC Street Art photos by Rachel Oates

NYC Street Art photos by Rachel Oates

NYC Street Art photos by Rachel Oates

NYC Street Art photos by Rachel Oates

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