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Bushwick Street Art Map: A Virtual Tour of Must See Bushwick Murals, Brooklyn

written by ParoChak November 24, 2017

New York City’s street art scene is mind blowing to say the least and pays homage to it’s cultural diversity. Of the different NYC street art collections, one that truly stands out is the Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, an amalgamation of street art and graffiti that stretches across several blocks of a semi-deserted industrial neighborhood. Being ardent worshippers of street art, we could not give the Bushwick murals a miss during our fall trip to NYC. So here is a virtual Bushwick Brooklyn street art tour of some dazzling Bushwick graffiti to knock your eyeballs off! This Bushwick street art post also contains a handy Bushwick Street art Map to give you an idea of where to find graffiti and street art in Bushwick, Brooklyn. So, without further ado, here is your guide to exploring the famous Bushwick wall art! Besides mural hunting, if you really are pressed for time but still want to explore NYC like a local, read this New Yorker’s 24 hour NYC itinerary to get fabulous ideas!

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals: The story behind Bushwick art collective

When I was researching for street art in Bushwick,  I got totally hooked onto the story behind how the Bushwick collective came into being. This 2012 initiative to adorn an industrial district with some of the best street art in the world was the brain child of Joseph Ficalora, a neighborhood business owner. The art is dedicated to his deceased parents and brings artists of all levels from all over the world to make Bushwick, Brooklyn the ultimate street art destination! None of the street art is permanent and stays around for 12 month or so at most. The Bushwick Brooklyn street art collection keeps on growing with new murals being added periodically.

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Want to see more cool street art? Check out my fantastic guide to Austin Murals right here

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

How to get to the Bushwick art collective?

Bushwick murals can be easily accessed by public transportation or shared rides like Lyft. Since we stayed at the East Village Hotel in Manhattan (best value for awesome location), we got to the Bushwick collective in Brooklyn via Lyft. On our way back we simply took the NYC subway to return to Manhattan. The Bushwick neighborhood is accessible by the L line to Jefferson street station and takes about 15-30 min to reach from Manhattan depending on where you are on the island. Once you get there, you will be welcomed by rows and rows of large aerosol sprayed murals which are all within walking distance. Since this amalgamation of Bushwick wall art is totally public, it is open 24/7. You can arrange for a Brooklyn street art tour but I would encourage you to take your sweet time and savor the murals as you walk around. A good 2-3 hours on foot should be enough to check off all the murals on your street art Bushwick list. The Brooklyn unplugged tours website and Free tours by foot are good resources for  Bushwick street art tours, directions and transportation to Bushwick  art collective, street artists info and handy Bushwick street art maps.

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

What kind of Bushwick street art and graffiti will you see?

The Bushwick murals and wall art will absolutely blow your mind away with their color, creativity and execution. The themes are varied and range from cartoon figures, to stark black and white imagery to subtle and not so subtle takes on the current social and political situation in USA. Some of my favorite Bushwick street art included the “Diversity is Hope” and “Everything is not OK” murals as well as the naughty gummy bear arrested by the NYC police department (see collages below). NYC being home to the current President of the United States (you can see here this cheeky piece of work by Damien Mitchell, the celebrated Australian street artist who has contributed to the Bushwick murals) , I did expect the Bushwick street art collective to have more politically charged murals. Nevertheless, I was pretty happy with what I saw and went shutterbug happy clicking the murals around me. I hope these photos that I have clicked help you on a virtual Bushwick street art tour! We went to the Bushwick neighborhood in the morning (before lunch) and did not see major crowds around the murals at all. As a result, I got a lot of great unobstructed shots of Bushwick grafitti. My Bushwick street art map (scroll below to see) provides guidance on the major streets where we spotted the murals.

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Need more street art fill in your life? Here is my guide to must in see murals in downtown Los Angeles

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

What else is there to do in Brooklyn besides the Bushwick Murals?

Bushwick street art tour is definitely one of the must do activities for any art lover visiting NYC. Besides this, there are a ton of things to do in the borough of Brooklyn itself as you can read on Time Out New York’s post. Since we did not have much time, we explored the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood (another treasure trove of Brooklyn street art) and had a delicious lunch at Reynard. Brooklyn is also famous for DUMBO (Down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass) spot, which is a mecca for all Instagrammers. If you do visit, go as early as possible and do not forget to stop by Almondine Bakery, a cute little French patisserie nearby.

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Street Art Map

Finally, as promised, here are some of the streets in the Bushwick neighborhood in my version of the Bushwick street art map to find all that amazing Bushwick collective graffiti. Please note, each orange pin is a street marker and not the location of a particular mural. I have also included locations for some of the other things that I mentioned about Brooklyn in this map too. You can simply walk around the Bushwick collective blocks and they will lead you from one stunning Bushwick mural to another. I hope you enjoyed the photos of these murals and if you love what you see, do check out my other Marseille murals post to see some jaw dropping street art in France’s vibrant port city. The Marseille street art as well as Bushwick murals were clicked using my Sony a7RII mirrorless camera with a 33 mm lens while the LA and Austin murals were photographed using my Canon Rebel T2i with a 50 mm prime lens.

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

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Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

 

Bushwick Murals is your guide to the stunning Bushwick collective street art in Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Includes a handy Bushwick street art map to locate the murals. Pin it to your New York City travel board as a reminder! #bushwickcollective #streetart #graffiti #murals #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn

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17 comments

Madhu November 25, 2017 at 5:38 am

I love street arts. Very powerful madhu. Of expression. And pics are just stunning and amazing

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Jac November 25, 2017 at 7:48 am

I love hunting street art wherever I travel and NY is one of the places I need to get to at some point! Love the murals, there is some serious talent there 🙂

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Zoe November 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Wow some amazing street art designed you have captured!

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Piia / Ticket to Adventures November 25, 2017 at 7:15 pm

I am a huge street art fan, thank you for sharing this awesome post. These pieces are just so stunning!

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Emily November 25, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Ooh I LOVE street art! Will definitely be making use of this map next time I’m in New York – thanks!

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Miranda - The Common Wanderer November 25, 2017 at 8:20 pm

wow, there’s some serious talent on display here! Love how street art has the power to make a statement, but also entertain the viewer.

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Kristin November 25, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Some of these are so lifelike it’s unbelievable! I have never heard of this before and I would love to spend an afternoon in NYC checking out all the murals. That’s a way to get your steps in for sure!

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Jacqueline November 26, 2017 at 3:20 am

This looks like an awesome place! I love street art and definitely need to put this on my list of things to do in NYC, the list is ever growing! Thanks for sharing!

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Chandrima November 26, 2017 at 4:55 am

Loved this post! Your pictures are so vibrant. I’m a huge fan of street art and murals. I’m definitely checking these on my next trip to NYC 😊

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Maartje Hensen November 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

Omg I love street art and murals! Why did I not know about this when I went to NYC ;)?! Love your pictures, they are beautiful

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Karin November 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

Gorgeous murals! Loved this post – I had no idea NYC had such a cool street art scene…

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Ellie November 26, 2017 at 9:35 am

Wowwww check out this pictures! This place looks incredible!

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Carmelatte November 26, 2017 at 11:44 am

Street art is something I always admire <3 I recommend London's Shoreditch :*

Carmelatte

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Ketki November 26, 2017 at 11:59 am

This is gold! I love visiting street art places and this looks spectacular. Each one of them tells a beautiful story. Beautifully captured 🙂

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Cherene Saradar November 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Wow!! This seriously blew me away. I would go back to NYC just to see this. Seriously quality art here! Thanks for letting us know!

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Dani November 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm

WOW!! These are incredible! I was just in Brooklyn last month – I wish I had known to look for these. Next time for sure!

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Kristin @ Camels & Chocolate November 27, 2017 at 5:26 pm

I went to a wedding in Bushwick in August and recognize several of these murals! The crazy thing about Bushwick, though, is that the art is always changing–my friends live right across the street from Roberta’s, and every six months or so when we go out to visit them, the murals across the way are completely different! So crazy to think of destroying something so beautiful to make way for yet another temporary art installation.

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