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Street Art of the Lower East Side

Recently, I found my schedule wide open. When that happens, there's usually only one thing I want to do: wander. This time, I hopped the MegaBus (love them because of their variety of departure times and their insanely cheap prices) and decided to explore the street art of the  Lower East Side of New York...The Bowery, NoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown. 

From sticker art to wheat pastes to full-wall murals and everything in between, there is a ton of amazing art on the streets of the L.E.S. These shots barely scratch the surface! 

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Not all the art is on walls. Some, as you can see in the next few shots adorn doors, mailboxes, windows, or basement grates. 

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The 100 Gates Project aims to bring public art to the masses by pairing street artists with interested businesses to create art on their metal security gates.

Visit 100gates.nyc to read more about this project or to view the interactive map of current and future locations.  

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