Bushwick Collective the yok mural Bushwick Brooklyn NYC Untapped CitiesThis mural includes work by Buff Monster and The Yok.

In addition to Five Pointz in Long Island City, Bushwick is one of NYC’s major street art hubs, with an outdoor art gallery known as the Bushwick Collective. Over the past two years, Joe Ficalora, a Bushwick native, has taken the lead as the Bushwick Collective’s curator. Ficalora told the New York Times that commissioning these murals is a way to help him reclaim a neighborhood full of painful memories, including his father’s murder in 1991 and his mother’s recent death. He simply began googling street artists and inviting them to come paint. Business owners donate their wall space and the artists contribute their time and pay for their own supplies.

Today there are over fifty murals lining the buildings on Troutman Street and that number is constantly growing. We’re taking you on a street art tour beginning on Jefferson Street, up Wyckoff Avenue and continuing on Troutman Street towards Saint Nicholas Avenue. 

Bushwick Collective deer mural Brooklyn NYC Untapped Cities

Icy and Sot the Bushwick Collective Street Art Brooklyn NYC Untapped CitiesPortrait of a boy by Iranian duo Icy & Sot, who have a huge mural in Williamsburg. Mural by Buff Monster in the foreground.murals on Troutman Street Bushwick Brooklyn NYC Untapped Cities

mural on Troutman Street Bushwick Brooklyn NYC Untapped Cities

Bushwick Collective mural Brooklyn NYC Untapped CitiesPortrait by Fumero, a New Jersey native.

Bushwick Collective man and dog mural Brooklyn NYC Untapped Cities

Bushwick Collective Korean mural Brooklyn NYC Untapped Cities

Bushwick Collective Biggie Smalls Brooklyn NYC Untapped CitiesBiggie Smalls by Danielle Mastrion.

Bushwick Collective murals Brooklyn NYC Untapped CitiesThe black and white animals were done by Russian duo Feliks Mashkov and Vadim Gerasimenko, aka Concrete Jungle. Stick figures by London street artist Stik.