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New York City Graffiti & Street Art 2-Hour Walking Tour

New York City Graffiti & Street Art 2-Hour Walking Tour

From US$ 23 per person

Discover the exciting world of graffiti taggers and street artists on a walking tour of Brooklyn. See some of the most incredible murals in NYC while learning about contemporary urban artists, their lifestyle, and the forms and mediums they employ.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover incredible murals in NYC's top district for urban art
  • Learn about the personalities, quirks, and backgrounds of globetrotting innovators
  • See the various styles and forms used, including stencils, murals, and wheatpaste posters
Full description
There is more awareness than ever before about the imaginative artists who bring walls, buildings, and even entire neighborhoods to life with their vibrant creations. Join this 2-hour walking tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn to see fascinating works by globetrotting innovators. You’ll be shown artistic murals large and small as you explore streets pulsating with creative energy, in a district rapidly becoming a world-renowned center of street art, as well as New York City's graffiti cultural locus. During the walk you’ll be immersed in the culture and lifestyle of today's urban artists, who hail from as far away as Europe, South America, and even Asia. Learn about the top contemporary artists and their quirky personalities, and find out just how much people have been willing to pay for their work. Discover the different styles and forms of the trade, which include murals, wheatpaste posters, tags, and stencils. Learn about the techniques employed and how they have developed and evolved over time. This is the perfect tour if you want to learn more about this exploding phenomenon, or if you simply would like to see for yourself the very best street art New York City has to offer.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

30 Wyckoff Avenue, between Troutman and Starr streets, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Meet in front of the coffee shop. Please note that the tour takes place in Brooklyn. Take the L subway line to 'Jefferson Street' station. Approximately 20 minute ride from 14 Street - Union Square (9 stops). From Midtown Manhattan take any line down to 14th Street and transfer to the L (approximate travel time: additional 10-15 minutes). Meeting place is outside 'Wyckoff-Starr ' coffee shop. PLEASE NOTE: Please be sure you are traveling to Wyckoff *Avenue*, NOT Wyckoff *Street* Wyckoff Street is in a different neighborhood). Please confirm that you are traveling to the ZIP code '11237.'

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please bring comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes, bottled water, and your camera.
  • Note that the tour takes place in Brooklyn. Subway travel time from much of Midtown or Lower Manhattan can be as much as 30 minutes.
  • In NYC's top street art district there is currently no work by Banksy.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 133 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Katy was our tour escort. Extremely knowledgeable as one of the street artist herself. It was fascinating to learn of the processes and time involved in creating these pieces. The fluidity and constantly changing street art was amazing. Bushwick is an eclectic neighborhood in Brooklyn well worth seeing for those looking to expand their New York trip highlights.

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November 21, 2019

Great communicators

Thank you so much to the team at New York City Graffiti & Street Art 2-Hour Walking Tour. I had a problem with my initial booking and they could not have been more generous or supportive with their communication. The tour itself was fascinating and i loved that our tour guide was a local artist (thanks Caty). She brought to the experience a new perspective on the art and provided really fascinating food for thought about the exchange between different artists, different mediums, and their different motivations, and she showed us a terrific range of pieces. This is excellent value for money and sits as a wonderful complement to the formal galleries and museums of NYC.

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October 16, 2019

a highlight of our holiday

no-one turned up to take our tour for 45 minutes. everyone was pretty cheesed off and freezing cold, but shortly after someone called the company a tour guide who lives nearby (Derek) turned up to save the day! we were really happy about how this turned out. Derek is a very interesting guy and was able to tell us loads about the local street art and its cultural context. He played music on a portable speaker to make connections clear and was really happy to answer questions and discuss the artworks in more detail. After the tour he walked around a bit more with my daughter and I & showed us more great art & cool places. Thanks Derek - ten out of ten for your tour! (And sorry about the stingy tip!)

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February 28, 2019

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