New York March 30, 2020
Stay Home And Enjoy The Views Of New York’s Best Street Art And Murals With These Virtual Tours
During times when we find ourselves stuck inside, as New Yorkers we’re always quick to find a way to keep ourselves busy before any cabin fever settles in. While everyone in the Empire State may have their own favorite way to pass the time, there’s nothing quite like discovering one of our state’s virtual tours. Showing you an exciting side of New York, all without ever having to actually travel anywhere, see what it’s like to soak in the views of some of the Big Apple’s best street art and mural.
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Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, a magnificent map of some of New York's best street art has been compiled and they're all sights that you can explore right on Google Street View!
Whether it be a rainy day or simply an act of not wanting to go outdoors to encounter any germs that are floating around in the world, Google Arts & Culture's virtual street art experiences are worthy of checking out.
1. Frida Kahlo - 366 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Tucked between the beautiful brick buildings along Prospect Place, Brooklyn is one of the many spots in New York City where you can find a head-turning mural of Frida Khalo - the one you'll find in Brooklyn was created by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.
2. Flight for Street Art - 147 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Right on the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 9th Street in Brooklyn, you can find another work of art by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. Depicting both Basquiat and Andry Warhol, the vibrant mural is one you'll often see popping up in feeds on Instagram.
3. Banksy's Hammer Boy - 233 W 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
That's right! You can cross seeing a work of art by Banksy off of your bucket list if you virtually take a trip on over to West 79th Street in New York.
4. Freemans Alley - Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002
Leading right up to the delicious Freemans Restaurant, New York's famous Freemans Alley is a short but sweet alleyway that's constantly decorated in street art by incredible artists.
5. Crack is Wack - E 128th Street and Harlem River Drive, New York, NY 10035
Originally painted back in 1986, in recent years Keith Haring's Crack is Wack mural underwent a long-deserved touch-up. A double-sided work of art, Keith Haring's Crack is Wack mural is considered to be one of New York's most iconic pieces of street art.
6. Graffiti Hall of Fame - Park Ave, New York, NY 10029
Another spot where you can take a virtual tour to see multiple artists all in one spot, the Graffiti Hall of Fame has been used as a canvas for local street artists for more than 30-years now. Right along a Harlem schoolyard, each year a theme is chosen and artists have the honor of being picked to make this little slice of New York their own.
7. Big Pun Memorial -910 Rogers Place, Bronx, NY 10459
A place in New York that's dedicated to honoring hip hop's first Latin platinum artists, each year the Big Pun Memorial receives a new design.
8. Houston Bowery Wall Mural - 76 E Houston Street, New York, NY 10012
A spot that's art you may have seen change throughout the years, the Houston Bowery Wall Mural is a dedicated spot for street art here in New York that continues to wow us.
To view all of the Google Street View virtual tours,
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