The Seven Best Places to See Street Art in NYC

As the temperatures are getting warmer, its the perfect time of the year to go check out the awesome street art and murals that dazzle the exteriors of buildings in NYC! Uptown, downtown, and in between — you can find street art.

1. Freeman Alley

Outside of the American colonial style tavern and tucked away in the Lower East Side is Freeman Alley. Over the years famed artists have left their mark, and it is quite the sight to see in person! Stop by for a meal, stay for the art.

2. Grafitti Hall of Fame

Located in Harlem, this mainstay is a longtime hub where well-known street artists show their stuff. The array of beautiful and unique art that can be found in this New York street art establishment is certainly worth a visit.

3. Rag & Bone Houston Street

Rag & Bone commissions artists to take over the wall every few weeks. Whether you’re stopping by in the spring or winter, you’re sure to get a unique view of the artist of the month’s mural.

4. Hammer Boy

If you find yourself in the Upper West side, don’t miss Banksy’s original “Hammer Boy” mural. New Yorkers and tourists travel far and wide to view this artist’s unique pieces, and they have become beloved to locals as well.

5. Coney Art Walls

Coney Art Walls is an outdoor art museum on Coney Island. The museum features work from 34 unique artists, and is open from spring through September for visitors.

6. First Street Green Art Park

In 2008, an empty building lot in the Bowery was converted into a park and cultural activity hub. With a garden and artwork that changes seasonally, this is a park you do not want to miss out on visiting.

7. High Line Art 

The High Line is a favorite destination among New Yorkers and tourists alike. Visit High Line Art to walk through a trail of art pieces of different mediums, including painted billboards, sculptures and more.

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