NYC Murals

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

The City Guide: Murals

We’ve often heard that a bad day in NYC is better than a good day anywhere else, and we’re here to tell you… this couldn’t be more true. Even on the worst of days (think: humidity & crowded subways), we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. With this in mind, meet our new series, The City, in which we’ll introduce you to the best of the concrete jungle. From restaurants, museums, and everything in between, these are the places you need to know whether you’re a New Yorker yourself or simply visiting. 

When you have a background like New York City at your steps, it’s especially easy to stop five (or fifty) times while walking down the street to capture everything from the buildings to the walls. Yup, the walls. Can you blame us though? In a city of millions, eight million to be exact, artists left and right have made their mark on NYC walls with murals. Some are political statements, some celebrate amazing figures, and others… well, they just look damn good on our social media feeds.

From SoHo, Nolita, Chelsea, and every neighborhood in the city, we’ve scouted some of the murals that we LOVE to photograph (and take selfies with). Watch this space over the next several months — we’ll be updating it as we find more murals worthy of a snap. Just be warned… New York City moves quickly so you should too. Meaning? You should photograph them before they’re gone.

Audrey Hepburn at 395 Broome

Audrey Hepburn at 395 Broome Street

Bleeding Hearts at 192 Mott Street at L'Asso Pizza

Bleeding Hearts at 192 Mott Street (L’Asso Pizza)

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6th Avenue and 17th Street

Cara and Kate across the street from Bleeding Hearts at 192 Mott Street

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss across the street from Bleeding Hearts at 192 Mott Street

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Kenmare Street between Mulberry Street and Mott Street

VJ Day at Times Square at 25th Street and 10th Ave

Times Square VJ Day at 25th Street and 10th Ave

Harry's Corner Shop at 64 Macdougal Street

Harry’s Corner Shop at 64 Macdougal Street

All American Temper Tot at the Houston Bowery Wall (Corner of East Houston and Bowery Street)

All American Temper Tot at the Houston Bowery Wall (Corner of East Houston and Bowery Street)

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Hotel Chantelle at 92 Ludlow Street

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Albert Einstein at 15th Street and Washington St (Seen from the High Line)

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Hotel Chantelle at 92 Ludlow Street

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Intersection of Bleecker St and Thompson St

Nick Wooster

Nick Wooster mural at Hotel Chantelle at 92 Ludlow Street

What’s your favorite mural around New York City? Leave the address below, and we’ll make sure to add it to the list!

Photography by Chris Klemens

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