Graffiti

Watch this Brazen Tagger Desecrate Louis Vuitton Logo on Ludlow Street

Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

It’s clear that the locals aren’t too thrilled with the invasive Louis Vuitton pop-up at Ludlow and Rivington Streets. And one brazen tagger proved it. Midday Wednesday, a youngster jumped onto the building’s garbage bin and quickly spray-painted over the company logo. The graffiti lasted for a couple hours before it was buffed away. As […]

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The Corner of Bro and Sex on the Lower East Side

Posted April 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

In today’s edition of streetside wordplay, we head over to the intersection of Broome and Essex Streets. Right at the doorstep of Essex Crossing. Thanks to a little bit of green spray paint, this is apparently the corner of “Bro” and “Sex.” A vandal blocked out the remaining letters on the traffic signs. It’s the […]

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Convincing Kids to Stop Graffiti Writing in 1982 [VIDEO]

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

“Graffiti doesn’t make your life better, it just makes your neighborhood look worse.” Those words come courtesy of then-Knicks player Mike Newlin as part of a 1982 public service announcement against graffiti. A gaggle of local celebrities like Joe Frazier and Celia Cruz were spokespeople for the anti-graffiti campaign – launched by the Koch administration […]

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Lakwena Brings her Kaleidoscopic Vision to the Bowery Mural Wall

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:08 am

The season is changing, which means another participant for the revolving door that is the Bowery Mural Wall. Earlier this week, contractors sanded then resurfaced the two-story canvas in preparation for the next artist on the docket. We are told that the latest is Lakwena, a London-based artist who specializes in colorful, “kaleidoscopic” patterns. She […]

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OG Graffiti Writer RD 357, a City Employee, is Busted

Last modified August 12, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Graffiti writer RD 357, identified as an employee of New York City, was busted by authorities last week after tagging his name more than 80 times on the Upper East Side over the last couple years. The 49-year-old writer works for the Department of Health, but apparently moonlights as RD 357. Upon his arrest last […]

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Uncapped: Back to the Train Yards with the Legendary DUSTER UA

Posted July 29, 2016 at 9:19 am

My fellow readers! It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you without a dope rhyme to step to. We are BACK. It’s summer, the walls are primed, the paint’s been purchased, and we are doing big things with our Uncapped re-up. Head to Lovecraft on Avenue B tomorrow; we’re having a show!  One of the […]

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Stepping ‘Into the Dangerous World’ of the 80s Graffiti Scene

Posted August 18, 2015 at 10:31 am

Few books have tried to capture the energy and excitement at the height of the New York City graffiti era. For some, graffiti was a blight on an already depressed city. In the eyes of others, it was an opportunity to be an artist of the streets. For this reviewer, seeing whole cars covered in […]

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Uncapped: Outside of 5POINTZ with TOPAZ

Posted July 9, 2015 at 9:28 am

Hailing from Queens and repping 63rd, 108, FTR, AFD, BTW, OTM, Treat Street, DWB, SIC, ACV, HATE Crew, 4mA, KDW, SPK, a co-founder of 5POINTZ , Graffiti Mecca to the world, may it rest in peace; Uncapped welcomes TOPAZ (@pazroc on Instagram). BOWERY BOOGIE: Run through a quick bio about yourself- your words about your name and your start […]

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Uncapped: Back to 1984 with Just One

Posted June 3, 2015 at 10:33 am

From the BOOGIE Down Bronx, “Uncapped” welcomes the President of World Famous Crew: Just One. We last caught up with the man two years ago after commissioning a mural for Deadly Dragon Sounds. Now he’s back ready to tell the world (or NYC, anyway) all about Just. Reppin’ twb, wf., cya, Tfo, tft, hr, ted, 4ma, otc […]

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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with AMUZE

Last modified July 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Graffiti can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. Making the above piece entirely too apropos. Once a week, our new “Uncapped” feature will focus on graffiti artists who are following in the footstpes of the fore-fathers like Kilroy (1940s), Bird (1950s), Cornbread and Kool Earl (1960s) moving right along to the NY Subway Train Reign (yeah, […]

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