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Rich Garr  Community based art walks that stray off the beaten path of typical tours. Specializing in Gowanus, Brooklyn & Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Finally visited @esposartworld the #Philly phenom @steveespopowers' BK #nycart gallery. And just saw on his website news a great little post about @futuradosmil's Break Train, which I've been showing on #LowerEastSide art walks thanks to documentation by @marthacoopergram & the tribute to writers on the @tristaneaton
wall @ Houston / Bowery. It's all connected! 🎡🔥
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#graffiti #streetart #signs #lettering #psa #slaptag #stickerart #stencilart #respect #streetarthistory #love #unitethesestates

What an incredible way to end the work day... in a small room with @albert_diaz1 #bomb1 & @la2_l.e.s! Al will be signing his new book tomorrow, too. So great to see & meet the folks I talk about on my art walks. And @snake_188, I started the walk showing your tag in #JonNaar's 1973 photo book... then saw it here! #nycart #arthistory #graffiti #streetart & the area in between... [The 2 folks who showed #Basquiat & #KeithHaring the street ropes... just in case you didn't know] #LowerEastSide #Samo country with @fatfreeart @conartistnyc @sacsix etc.

#BrooklynBridge #daredevil #mechanic #FrankFarrington #1876 #NYCstreetart #nycart #streetart #architecturalhistory #historyplaque #streetarthistoryplaque #oldschool #urban #zipline "Once the towers were in place, cabling the bridge became a major event. All river traffic stopped. Huge crowds watched as the workers labored to connect the cables across the East River. On August 14, 1876, the first slender wire was strung from tower to tower. The headline in the Brooklyn Eagle proclaimed: “Wedded!” while the  New York Tribune considered it “an engagement.”
To this single strand, other wires would be added. Emily Roebling selected Frank Farrington, the master mechanic, to do the bridge crossing by cable. Farrington showed the untrained workers how safe it would be to work so high in the air. [He had given a number of highly popular lantern-slide lectures at Cooper Union and the Brooklyn Music Hall.] On August 25, he rode in a boatswain’s chair tied to a wire rope. At one point, he tipped his hat to the crowd of 10,000 people below. His trip took 22 minutes. Today, you can walk across the bridge in 20 minutes or jog across in eight minutes." - (snatched text from NYC Walks website... THNX!)

Special street art walks over & around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn are every 2nd Saturday of the month (in one week), 11am - 1pm, co-sponsored by the @gowanusdredgers, & always featuring @artsgowanus (big studio crawl coming right up!) @gowanuscanalconservancy & @gowanussouvenirshop. Different treasures of the neighborhood are mined each month. Come see. A few tix still available via Dredgers, or my website.

@jerrysaltz #streetart #LowerEastSide #nycart #critic showing a new public side recently, & now with a #gallery show of his his own art w/ help from @lazysusangallery & @interiorphotography

... somewhere in #redhook #brooklyn

Very cool to see local politicians like @robert.carroll.568 supporting creative culture in their communities. Here the @artspswt group curated some local kids art in his office window. Special shout to area #watercolor #artist @joymakon for putting this together (again)! And to NYC councilman @brad.lander for working closely with the folks at nearby @artsgowanus to ensure another great #openstudios on Oct.
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#artslope #streetart #parkslope

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