New York City is an international hub for renowned art institutes, galleries, exhibits, museums, and media; it is no surprise that the city often ranks number 1 on art-enthusiasts’ list of cities to visit. Here is a guide to our favorite art places to visit in New York.
When in New York, be it for many years or only a few days, you will most likely find yourself wandering through the Lower East Side. It is at the heart of New York City’s underground culture and nightlife, one of the most colorful neighborhoods of the Big Apple, and a Harlem Spiritual’s staff favorite. Do not let the edgy and strikingly contemporary vibe of the streets fool you, for the Lower East Side is one of the most historic areas in town, and there is a plethora of art, cultural hubs, dining, entertainment, and shopping to keep you busy. Read more
The concrete jungle of New York City, overflowing with cultures and ethnical diversity, does not only shine upon nightfall. Beginning with the 1960 New York City hip-hop graffiti movement, bare walls now burst with color all throughout the city. The emergence of graffiti art has provided a newfound ability to conjoin culture, identity, and politics in total silence among the noise of New York. Check out these latest pieces for yourself in the Bronx, Brookyln and Queens on our Triboro Tour.
Many non-New Yorkers make the initial mistake in assuming that the borough of Brooklyn is composed of quant streets full of roaming artists and hipsters. Yet, like many other parts of New York City, Brooklyn is very diverse, culturally vibrant, and each neighborhood has a vibe of its own. Manhattan has always received the highest praise when it comes to visiting New York City, but what is across the East River should not be ignored. Although more travelers are choosing to explore Brooklyn when visiting NYC, Brooklyn is still far from being a tourist hub. Explore the trendy and diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Bushwick, Coney Island, Red Hook, DUMBO, Greenpoint and Williamsburg during your stay here in New York.
It is very common to correlate the borough of Brooklyn with hipsters, street art, coffee shops, yoga studios, live music and events. While this does not apply to every neighborhood in Brooklyn, the stereotype certainly arose from Williamsburg. While the term “hipster” is typically used to describe a certain subculture, New Yorker’s now use it to describe “off-the-mainstream’ matters that are seemingly only found in Brooklyn. Now, before you join us to see Brooklyn’s hipster magic with your own eyes on a Brooklyn Walking Tour, here’s our list of the 9 most hipster things to ever have happened in Brooklyn…