Street art is a global art movement. Street art muralists have gone from being arrested to being sought after to create large scale images on buildings to beautify and revitalize neighborhoods.
It would be naïve to think that developers haven’t used the popularity of street art to give added cachet to their properties to increase property values. Municipal budgets are including taxpayer funds for street art murals as a way to engage and bond with their constituents.
The public art movement has created a few controversies but also opportunities. It is being exported abroad and incorporated into our schools.
The work is hard. The hours are long. The weather doesn’t always cooperate. A fear of heights is an occupational hazard. The pay doesn’t always cover the bills, but the talent is awesome and the results are exciting and changing urban landscapes everywhere.
Upper West Side/Hamilton Heights (2hrs)
• The Cloisters
• Fort Tyron Park
• Trinity Church Cemetery
• Audubon Society commissioned murals
• St. Nicholas Park
• Morris-Jumel Mansion
• Sylvan Terrace
Newark/Jersey City (3hrs)
• Loew’s Jersey Theatre
• Jersey City Heights
• Downtown Jersey City
• Jersey City Mural Arts highlights
• Newark Penn Station
• Transforming Clinton Ave murals
• Rt 21/McCarter Hwy 1.2 miles Gateway murals
Kingston, NY (5hrs)
• first capital of New York State
• Roundout lighthouse historic waterfront
• Stockade/Uptown Senate House
• O+ Festival murals
• Rhinebeck Hudson River Heritage
• Vanderbilt Mansion
• Hyde Park FDR home
Sterling City Tours was founded and is operated by licensed New York City tourguides, offering tours in and around NYC, Town & Country tours including Long Island vineyards, the Catskills and the Hamptons, tasting tours, shopping tours, arts tours, film and television site tours and more. We also offer luxury transportation.
Tours are offered in different lengths, different languages, both day and night. Whether you’ve never visited the Big Apple before, or you’ve been here your whole life, we can’t wait to show you a New York City like you’ve never seen.