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Harlem Street Art

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
Read. Write. Run.
Published September 29th 2013
Let me paint you a picture
Harlem is littered, quite literally with breathtaking grafitti, art, and designs across walls and lining streets and alleyways. North of New York City, and in the borough of Manhattan, you'll find art which leaves you speechless.

Harlem, street art, grafitti
Hulk-like art


While there are some spectacular designs across Harlem, I've seen walls, which aren't the 'popular' areas of Harlem, covered with some incredible images, which the locals barely notice.

The relatively 'everyday' graffiti which is found in the UK doesn't come close to the skill and effort I've seen in Harlem. Instead of a few random scribbles of obscenity in spray can paint, and rather amateur drawings across railway tracks, the walls were a mixture of crystal-clear colours, and an introspective into the way the artist sees life.

Harlem, street art, grafitti
Street art


I only stayed in Harlem for a couple of days on a rather wild hen 'do, but it was memorable, crazy, and the art work made our walk to the nearest cafe a little more exciting, as we kept our sunglasses on, hoping our hangovers would ease.

Don't be surprised if you see a small (M I H) sign next to some of the art, it stands for Made In Harlem.
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Why? To see real art
When: Whenever
Where: The streets of Harlem
Cost: Free
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