Banksy is back in NYC! As spring blooms, apparently so do our streets. But you have to know where- and how- to look. Of course I'll take you to new and famous street art, but we'll visit other sites to provide context. The depth goes beyond art, and into the history of the community and the birth of graffiti movement in the 1970s. Exploration begins at a local stronghold in the NY art world that originated in 1974. After quick introductions, we'll hit the road. On cold or rainy days we tend to mine indoor art treasures of the neighborhood. On nice days, we're in and out of little alleys and parks finding important (and sometimes just fun) art and writing in the out in the wild. Intriguing art is all over the place. A dizzying array of graffiti bolsters Shepard Fairey, Invader, Os Gemeos & JR pieces (we'll see art by at least one of these stars along the route). Walks typically end with a drink to help process the visual overload. I'll pass out a sheet of recommended spots nearby and a map of galleries in case you crave more. And sometimes an extra street art present if you're good ;] No art walk is ever the same.