Yo no soy un fan de vandalismo, grafitis incluido. Nada me agrava más de lo idiotas que arañan hasta catacumbas etruscas en Roma, Turistas chinos que scratchiti their names into Egyptian Tombs, Imbéciles estadounidenses que rompen los dedos fuera 600-year-old sculptures, o sienten que tienen derecho a tocar con su obra repugnantes dedos sucios. I’ve been known to use my angry cheerleader voice in museums throughout the world to yell at irresponsible parents who let their kids run around like museums are playgrounds, jerks who don’t realize that their fingers have oils that will ruin paintings and tapestries, as well as people who don’t pick up after their dogs. Yo soy esa persona. Veo algo, I say something. ¿Por qué me traen nada de esto hasta? Porque estoy encantado de que yo ya no necesito estar enojado con el arte callejero (al menos todo el tiempo). Estoy muy emocionado de que puedo oír la palabra de graffiti y no pensar en el etiquetado antiestéticas en el metro de Nueva York o la gente como los mencionados anteriormente. Street Art has become incredibly sophisticated. Williamsburg Street Art is some of the finest in the USA and the world.
Williamsburg Street Art
I love the street art in Williamsburg. Parece que es una amalgama de collages de moda infantil y graffiti Koch-Era. I felt the street art I saw in Williamsburg reflected the neighborhood’s gritty history and current (and ongoing) gentrification. The art is young, vibrant, playful, and impudent. Most pieces have great composition and color theory applied to them. The art of Brooklyn’s streets is not there to shock but to awe and impress. When you hit up Williamsburg, expect to see a mix of paste-ups, stencils, murals, stickers, left objects, graffiti, and combinations of all these art forms. Most importantly, expect to love them.
How to get to Williamsburg
Planes: Fly to either JFK or La Guardia.
- From JFK – Take a taxi, seriously, the subways are not worth it here. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could take the Air Train to Howard Beach, then hop on the A train towards Manhattan (which will take an hour), then get off at 14th Street and get on the L train (another 20 minutes) and get off at Bedford & N 7th Street (or a Street closer to where you are staying).
- From La Guardia – Just take a taxi.
- J/M/Z trains to Marcy Avenue for south Williamsburg
- L to Bedford Avenue for north Williamsburg.
- East River Ferry stops in both North and South Williamsburg.
Where to Stay in Williamsburg
- AirBnb: My first choice. I stayed at a lovely loft apartment with an awesome kitchen for just $325 per night. También era mascotas, so I was able to bring my dog, Petey, with me.
- Whythe Hotel: I’ve never stayed here, but I’ve heard great things. Worth checking out. Rooms are about $400 per night
- King & Grove: They have an amazing pool. On a good note, if you don’t want to stay in a hotel, you can buy a day pass that will give you access to the pool. Not bad at all. Rooms here are also about $400 per night.