graffiti in soho
February 21, 2006 11:39 AM   Subscribe

Graffiti in SoHo, NYC? Exactly where?

I'm looking for some good looking, full stretches of graffiti in Soho, NYC -- I'm shooting a fashion photo that needs a good backdrop.
Where are some good locations with graffiti (specific addresses)/street art/etc?

Also, where in SoHo is this?

posted by provolot to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The older photo below your link is called "Wooster Street Pasteups"
posted by Pollomacho at 11:49 AM on February 21, 2006

I haven't seen any in my travels's not really the right neighborhood for full walls. Not to say they can't exist and it's not like I know every square foot, but still.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 11:54 AM on February 21, 2006

Response by poster: Pollomacho -- thanks!

cyrusdogstar -- then where would a good location in manhattan be?
posted by provolot at 11:56 AM on February 21, 2006

Response by poster: Also, there's a wall around Little Italy that has a large wheat-pasted poster of a dog, and a wood installation that made a 3d-word, and this was on an intersection next to a pedestrian crossing light..

Does anyone know where I'm talking about? Thanks!
posted by provolot at 12:08 PM on February 21, 2006

Best answer: Alright, found it.
posted by provolot at 12:17 PM on February 21, 2006

Not in Manhattan, but if you take the 7 to Queens, there is a good graffiti stretch, right after you cross the river, when the train first goes above ground. There will be tons of intricate graffiti on a big chunk of buildings.
posted by subtle-t at 12:51 PM on February 21, 2006

I know there is some stuff on some buildings around the corner of Canal St. and the WSH. The images aren't as great, but if you go there at dusk, you might get some really nice light to work with.
posted by lilboo at 12:54 PM on February 21, 2006

Just in case you didnt see it linked from that photo:

Cassidy's Soho Graffiti Set.
posted by vacapinta at 12:57 PM on February 21, 2006

Upper Allen St.? Just south of Houston, before it really becomes Chinatownish. It's not like a buffet of graffiti, but I think I've seen some bigger stuff around there. I think some are big enough to use as backdrops, but you wouldn't be able to get a different big piece in each shot.
posted by booksandlibretti at 1:15 PM on February 21, 2006

thanks. this post rocks.
posted by phaedon at 2:09 PM on February 21, 2006

Lilboo is referring to Five Pointz.
posted by jamesonandwater at 4:15 PM on February 21, 2006

Response by poster: Too many 'best answers' to mark them all.. thanks!
posted by provolot at 5:48 PM on February 21, 2006

Good graffiti in Long Island City in the buildings surrounding the G, E, V "Court Square" station -- you'll see it as soon as you come out above ground on the E or V. There is an artist loft building (yellow) that I bet you'd be able to get access too.
posted by zpousman at 7:35 PM on February 21, 2006

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