Exploring Bushwick Street Art in Brooklyn


In April, I moved to Brooklyn and it didn’t take me long to discover just how alive the street art scene is here. My new neighborhood is Bushwick, which seems to be the main hub for graffiti artists. A few weeks ago I wrote about how I discovered the existence of the Bushwick Collective and shared a few images.

I first stumbled upon this outdoor gallery while on my way to drop off my first month’s rent check. It’s safe to say that I found a treasure trove of inspiring murals. Basically, the Bushwick Collective is just what it’s name suggests. It’s a collection of street art from local artists, all showcasing different styles and aesthetics.

According to Business Insider, the leader of the pack so to speak is Joseph Ficalora, a long-time Bushwick resident. While Bushwick is still one of the grittier neighborhoods in Brooklyn, it’s interesting to see it emerge as an up-and-coming area. As I wandered along Troutman Street I noticed quite a few bars and restaurants that have opened up shop. I’m sure that in a few more years, the same transformation that happened to Williamsburg will happen here.

Most of the murals are set up along Troutman Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue but if you wander down a few of the side streets, there are more to see. While I’m not positive that all of the images included in this post are part of the Bushwick collective, I have a hunch that they are. I’ve included a few of my favorites below along with captions of my own creation.

Introducing the Bushwick Collective
Brooklyn's Most Impressive Street Art

The Best Street Art in Brooklyn New York
Becoming One with Nature
The Bushwick Collective
Dabbling in the graffiti arts
Street Art in Brooklyn
A bunch of nonsense that somehow makes sense
Guide to Street Art in Bushwick
Family love
Street Art Gallery in Brooklyn
Circles and triangles
Urban Art Scene in Brooklyn
Biggie Smalls on the wall
Street Art Culture in New York

What is your favorite city or neighborhood for street art? Tell me in the comments below!


Megan McDonough
Megan Eileen McDonough is writer, blogger and social media specialist based in New York City. She also runs Bohemian Trails, a lifestyle blog designed for the savvy and stylish traveler. Bohemian Trails aims to feature must-see places around the world, covering everything from revamped neighborhoods and vibrant street art to innovative tech hubs and everything in between. Her cultural escapades have taken her to Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Megan is also a freelance writer and social media specialist based in New York City. She contributes to various online and print publications in the travel and fashion industries and is an international correspondent for both Jetsetter and Northstar Travel Media.
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