By Seth Fera-Schanes Artists and Fleas, started in 2003 is a local craft bazaar located on 70 North 7th Street between Wythe and Kent Avenues. Yes, it is another spot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and yes it is definitely worthy of another blog entry. The market is like a little […]
New York is photogenic. You can spend day and night taking pictures around the city from every angle and it still feels like you are just scratching the surface.
By contributing illustrator Julia Cagninelli. You can check out more of her great work here. The residents of New York City purchase, decorate, love and then ultimately discard a lot of Christmas trees each year. If you live in the city or have spent any time here in […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes Commonly referred to as “DUMBO,” this former manufacturing area of Brooklyn has been on the rise for the past few years. Home to some cool tech companies (i.e Etsy) as well as a few iconic restaurants (e.g Grimaldi’s Pizza) this part of town should make […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes If I were to tell you I went into a store the other day and described it as having a “ripe,” “stinky,”pungent” or “penetrating” smell what would you think? Chances are you would not form a favorable opinion. Unless of course, I followed up that I […]
You are heading to Williamsburg, Brooklyn; home of the hipster.
Local artists have been finding space all around Williamsburg to add their artwork. There are some great pieces in the neighborhood and I would highly recommend spending a few hours walking around and taking some pictures. If you are coming in from Manhattan, just ride the L train and get off on the Bedford stop in Brooklyn. You can find some of the art on North 14th street and Wythe Avenue (or in the general area.)
Political statements, humor, The KFC Colonel are all part of the experience as you walk around certain areas of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and take in the work from local artists. These pieces adorn the sides of vacant warehouses, fences and any other stationary objects in sight. It is worth getting a group of friends together to spend some time in the neighborhood and get some pictures to share with non New Yorkers (or your instagram account.)
If you live in the city and have a weekday off, or just want to skip work for the day then head over to Williamsburg for some great street art photos. Just walk a few blocks away from the main retail area of Bedford avenue and you will see that local artists have been adding murals and characters to the sides of warehouses in the neighborhood. The artwork is really well done and would be great to add to your portfolio.
By Seth Fera-Schanes A couple looking across the East River into Lower Manhattan.