One of NYC’s most spirited public art events celebrates its fourth year tomorrow with a huge block party at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens. For the past week, dozens of artists have been busy at work for this dynamic project, curated by Ad Hoc Art. Following is a glimpse of what we saw earlier this week:

Billy Mode and Chris Stain

Billy Mode and Chris Stain

Toofly at work with Fumero to the left

Fumero and Toofly

Lady Pink at work

Lady Pink

 Alice Mizrachi  and Olek

Alice Mizrachi and Olek

 The Royal Kingbee at work


Logik One at work

Logik one

Dan Witz

Dan Witz

Dennis McNett, close-up

Denis McNett

Keep posted to our Facebook page for many more images in the week ahead.

Photos by Tara Murray


Long the home to immigrants and working-class folks, Manhattan’s Lower East Side, south of Houston Street, is continually revising itself. Yet, despite the proliferation of modern glass-walled high-risers and seemingly wealthy newcomers, its public spaces and storefronts still remain a canvas for both legal and illegal street art. Here’s a sampling of what we spotted yesterday:

ABOVE on store shutter off Hester Street

"Above street art on Manhattan's Lower East Side"

More after the jump!