11/12/2004:

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These pictures were also taken in and around Hyde Park. The two shots of the buildings reflected in the puddles were rotated 180 degrees to make the subjects clearer- an unfortunate consequence is that the perspective seems to be receding in the wrong direction. [Unrelated: in my opinion, the following five nieghborhoods in NYC have the highest concentration of interesting graffiti: LES, Nolita/SoHo, Williamsburg, DUMBO, and the South Bronx. What are your nominations?]

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>> LES, Nolita/SoHo, Williamsburg, DUMBO, and the South Bronx
Yeah, and pretty much in that order, though I might list DUMBO last and Bronx next to last. What about ranking the BEST grafitti? LES would have to top the list, depending on what you like.

right. my point is that new york is a big place, but when you think about it, there really aren't that many interesting parts. and my idea of interesting correlates pretty well with the presence of graffiti, so at some level, areas that have no graf are probably going to be pretty far down on my list of bluejake projects.

i suppose astoria, the east village, and the far west side/gallery district are also worth adding to the list.

As far as quality, LES and Nolita/SoHo no question but as far as quantity its the Bronx.At least half the bourough is graffed out. From there it has spread to Washington Heights, upper upper West Side and Lower Westchester.

Astoria for quantity, but not quality. A lot of the stuff you see from the N train on roofs is ancient and the stuff you see on the ground level is mostly gang stuff. More scary than artsy.

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