Street art in the city

August 20, 2012


One of my favorite parts of being in the city is the ability to walk almost everywhere. Delhi doesn't really give a person this option, and the new freedom of movement means that I am left with worn out sneakers and feet that are itching to curse me. A good way to ignore the real and imaginary results of a really long walk is to click street art! These were mostly clicked in a neighborhood in Brooklyn where we hope to move soon; the last one was in Manhattan but I forget the exact location. I'm sure there are many more such public pieces of art that are waiting to be discovered by me. With my camera in hand, I look forward to it.

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3 comments

  1. Lovely!! It's nice your enjoying the city!! :)
    San

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  2. I really am. And I look forward to discovering more of it. And suggestions are more than welcome. :)

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  3. So glad you're continuing to document all this Priya!! I'm really looking forward to your next couple of years of fun stuff!

    The tiles are at a lot at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue and 11th street (and 7th avenue). The "Tiles for America" are not just jingoism, though! The large building there that's currently under construction used to be St. Vincent's Hospital. During and immediately after 9/11, it was one of the main sites for folks that were injured, and sick firefighters that worked at 'ground zero' for the next months would pass through there.

    So people organically started to use the fence as a host for public art that commemorated the firefighters' sacrifice and mourned the events, replete with flowers, candles, and pictures of the deceased.

    A lot of the tiles are local, a lot of them were made in schools and towns around the country and sent to NYC in solidarity. After people stopped putting flowers, the tiles remained!

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