Thursday, June 26, 2014

New York City: Street Art - Painting Mulberry Street In Little Italy

(Drivebycuriosity) - New York City has many faces. One of them is "Little Italy" in Southern (Downtown) Manhattan. The area tries to show a kind of Italian ambience, whatever that may be. Especially on Mulberry Street there is a row of restaurants with Italian names & menus which attract flocks of tourists. I guess not many New Yorkers pilgrimage to such a touristy place.

But things are changing. The restaurant owners are engaging street artists to paint their walls. Now you can find some really interesting murals on Mulberry Street (lisaprojectnyc). Some of the murals are worth to visit the area just to see them (vandalog).

It looks like that they want to make "Little Italy" cool looking following the role model of other New Yorker areas like East Village, Lower East Side and Soho, which are rich on street art.

I am almost impressed. But the most beautiful mural - "Lisa, the Half Naked Princess", by the visiting Italian street artist Ozmo (ozmo) - is partly hidden by a table! Who wants to eat at a place where the administrators show so little respect for art, beauty and the work of others?

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