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).
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?