Queens is significant stomping ground. It has been for generations – from the Extensive Island Railroad in Jamiaca. to Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights. At the flip of the century, Queen’s 7-line train, rooftops, tunnels, and streets had been infamous for their graffiti. From 74th avenue and Roosevelt Avenue all the way up to Flushing Main Road, graffiti was rampant. But then with elected officers like Mayor Rudy Giuliani and District Attorney Peter Vallone, it grew to become scarce. These politicians, along with prosecutors and judges, arrived down closely on graffiti writers. Yrs went by with pretty very little motion on the 7 line. Then came the pandemic.
When most New Yorkers secluded by themselves indoors throughout the early months of the pandemic, an impassioned minority ventured outside to make their mark on the city’s freshly abandoned streets, storefronts and walls. An entire new era of ILLicit creatives with an irrepressible urge to “get up” was born. In an ongoing new sequence, Street Artwork NYC will highlight them, although also having to pay homage to veteran writers who are “pushing it forward.” This initially in our series — spanning all 5 boroughs — focuses on the markings in Queens. The picture over options Actual. Several much more pics a short while ago captured in Queens follow:
Boni and Kitty
Angr and Tav
Faes and Sic
Post and pictures by the Pushing It Forward Collective