Kingsbridge in the Bronx is known for its staircases, some with up to 160 steps. These “step streets” are also home to some wonderful street art. This photo is from the Untapped Cities Photo Pool by Instgrammer Kassaundra. It reminds us a little of the staircase paintings in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro by the team from Favela Painting and Philly Painting.
Photo via Favela Painting
This staircase is an official commission from the Department of Transportation. A description from the DOT Art for Streets Tumblr reads:
In preparation for this project, the DOT crew cleaned graffiti off the stairway, restored the steps and fixed the railings. Then, artist Steed Taylor sketched out the design on the staircase with chalk and lastly, painted the mural onto the step street. Once completed, DOT officials and others came out to celebrate the opening with a blessing.