America's Coolest Street Art
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British street-art icon Banksy made headlines for his fall 2013 stint in New York City, while Brazilian Eduardo Kobra has made his mark with kaleidoscopic murals of iconic scenes like the V-J Day kiss. Among local artists, Swoon has drawn critical praise for Bicycle Boy in Brooklyn. Street Art NYC tracks everything from the latest art along the High Line to the Graffiti Hall of Fame in East Harlem. About 20 blocks north, you’ll find Keith Haring’s 1986 Crack Is Wack mural on a handball court wall at Harlem River Drive and E. 128th Street. The time is ticking for another classic, 5 Pointz, a huge former factory covered in graffiti art in Queens’s Long Island City neighborhood; it’s scheduled for demolition by the end of 2013.