Urban art. Neo-graffiti. Vandalism. Whatever you call it, street art enlivens and enriches even the most vibrant neighborhood in New York City. Some appreciate it as an art form all its own, and others decry it as a nuisance, but street art is a quintessential element of this city.
Our Munch Around Chinatown Scavenger Hunt and Gangsters’ New York Scavenger Hunt offer glimpses at this ever-changing art scene in the Little Italy area. We recently found some weird, beautiful new pieces of street art you have to check out. Here are seven of our favorites.
Watch Out! Elizabeth Gets Yarn Bombed
Works by London Kaye on the Elizabeth Street Garden fence, between Prince St. and Spring St. Cats love it.
Now Available at the Kwik-E-Mart?
From the satirical, controversial mind of Hanksy, on Mulberry St. at Kenmore St.
He <3 Hearts
James Goldcrown’s festive heart attack, on Mott St. at Broome St.
A Friendly Ghost Haunts Prince
Find this “cement painting” by Kai Aspire on Prince St. between Elizabeth St. and Mott St. Find more of this character’s escapades around the corner on Mott between Prince and Spring.
Space Invader Lands in Nolita
You usually have to look up to catch works by world-renowned street artist Invader. This one is on Lafayette near Spring St. Find a superhero above Umberto’s Clam House on Mulberry St. near Hester St., and what looks like another Invader work at the back of the street art–filled lot on Mulberry between Canal and Hester.
Step into a Work of Art
Kelsey Montague previously created a beautiful pair of wings that people could stand in front of. That piece is gone, alas, but you can catch this one—and a nearby OBEY by Shepard Fairey—on Mott St. just below Prince St.
This Should Be on Prince St.
…but no, you have to find it on Kenmare St. at Mott St. Aside from that pooch, check out others who’ve posed before this mural. Long may purple reign.
Go in Search of More Urban Wonders
We also like to pepper our outdoor scavenger hunts with street art in whatever city we find it, including Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and especially the Secrets of the Mission District Hunt in San Francisco. For more street art, see if you can name the super heroes and villains in this mural in San Francisco. And while you’re at it, check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@watsonhunts)!
Check out the Public Hunt schedule or ask us about a private hunt for your group: contact us online or at 877-946-4868, extension 11.