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Graffiti Hall of Fame

1587 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10029 USA

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“the birthplace of style writing”

New York City is the birthplace of style writing. It is here that young graffiti writers first began to transform letters from single tags on a wall to elaborate masterpieces of colorful letters embellished with characters. Since the days when graffiti first gained popularity in New York City, the schoolyards were congregation locations for kids eager to practice graffiti writing while hanging out. One of their favorite painting spots since the late 1970's was a schoolyard in Harlem, used by artist from the neighborhood to hone their painting skills. This playground eventually later became New York City's official Graffiti Hall of Fame. Graffiti Hall of Fame has been in existence for over 37 years and has been a cornerstone of NYC's hip-hop movement and evolution over the decades. The legacy continues.

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Greg Newkirk

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August 25, 2014
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It might seem weird to think that this wall in New York city would be considered a "hall of fame", but it's about a revered as a place can get when it comes to street art. Not only has it seen graffiti from some of the most prolific artists on the scene throughout the years, it's been the site of some of the biggest "graff wars" as well.

If you want to visit, the best time is during the summer when school isn't in session, otherwise you risk being turned away by some of the guards.

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Graffiti Hall of Fame

1587 Madison Avenue
New York, New York
10029 USA
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