Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Newsletter Updates

Join Now

7 Unforgettable Art Stops in New York

19th October 2017

7 Unforgettable Art Stops in New York

If you’re planning to go to New York, we have sourced from Wendy Dessler of Outreachmama a list of 7 unforgettable art stops in the metropolis! And also her views on how you can fly into the city in style!

Many think of New York as a mass of architectural masterpieces rising to meet the clouds, bustling city streets filled with yellow taxi cabs, and hot dog vendors on every corner. However, what many forget is that the city is a hub for culture and arts with memorable locations to satisfy your taste for everything from world renowned paintings to urban graffiti.

If you’ve ever thought of booking a flight through a site like Stratos Jets and exploring the rich tapestry of New York City for yourself, then make sure to check in at these unforgettable art stops.

Seven Unforgettable Art Stops in New York

190 The Bowery, Lower East Side

At first glance, this building may appear to be nothing more than a run down, boarded up pile of bricks waiting to be demolished. It’s dark, gloomy, and has remained mostly unoccupied since the 1960’s. A closer look, however, reveals so much more.

The walls of this structure are covered in paint, poetry, and murals from local artists. The area has become a safe haven for those looking to create street art, and it is a must see for anyone who enjoys these urban pieces.

7 Unforgettable Art Stops in New York

Graffiti Hall of Fame, Harlem

Another fantastic urban art stop lies in what is often referred to as the Graffiti Hall of Fame, located in Spanish Harlem. Established by Ray Rodriguez, this large wall is an ever-changing expression of the city from the minds of those who live their daily, as well as few well-known names. Each year in June there are artists that come from all over the world in hope of finding a spot on the wall to display their work.

KAWS, Stanton Street Courts

Pop artist/designer KAWS has teamed up with NIKE to bring a splash of color to the basketball courts next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side. Here, you can see iconic cartoon characters like Popeye mixed into modern designs. It’s a unique look for the Stanton Street Courts and certainly something anyone visiting will want to see before they are taken down.

The Floaters, W 22nd Street High Line Art. tumblr

Henry Taylor’s iconic mid century portraits of people enjoying LA swimming pools have made their way onto the east coast. Titles “the floaters”, this self portrait of Taylor lounging in a pool hangs over High Line and makes an impressive backdrop. Hurry, though, this one will only be up until March 2018.

Open House, Central Park

Sitting in the middle of New York’s most famous park lies an outdoor replica of a ballroom known as Open House. Made entirely from cut concrete, this installation features an elaborate entryway, sofas and chairs that resemble a how the wealthy elite lived in the city nearly a hundred years ago. This open installation features no walls, making it accessible for anyone taking a stroll through the park.

Open House Photo: Artsy.net

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Arguably one of the city’s most famous hot spots, the Metropolitan Museum of Art also happens to be the largest museum in the US. It features over two million works split up between seventeen different sections that span from the times of the ancient Greeks to our modern age.


With consistent exhibitions throughout the year, you’ll be able to stop in anytime to catch a glimpse of the past. Two of the more prominent pieces held within this museum include The Death of Socrates and Madonna and Child.

Sculpture Center

This unique stop can be found in Long Island City, Queens. Here, major artists and local talent combine to offer visitors a one of a kind gallery of sculptures in a wonderfully industrial locale.

The sculptures are made from a wide variety of materials such as metals, cardboard, wood and glass warped into fantastic and intriguing shapes. This is one stop you won’t forget anytime soon.

These are just a few of the most unforgettable art stops currently found in New York, but there are hundreds of others that simply couldn’t fit into this list. If you’re planning a trip to the big apple anytime soon, make sure to check these locations out!

Our thanks to Wendy Dessler for sharing such iconic art stops in New York

Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can connect with her company on Twitter and Facebook

For a total NEW YORK experience, you have the novels to transport you via fiction (below) to the city, plus a wonderful list of iconic art stops, so now ‘soar higher’ visit Stratos Jets to access the high life. Catch them on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook too!

And what should you read to get a feel for the city through fiction? We have two suggestions drawn from our huge database of books set in New York:

Final Girls by Rile Sager

FIRST THERE WERE THREE. The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous groupthat no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. THEN THERE WERE TWO. But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or…CAN THERE ONLY EVER BE ONE?

Little Deaths by Emma Flint

It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Noting Ruth’s perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation. Sent to cover the case on his first major assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can’t help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press.

For all our collated books set in NEW YORK, just access the TripFiction database!

Do come and join team TripFiction on Social Media:

Twitter (@TripFiction), Facebook (@TripFiction.Literarywanderlust), YouTube (TripFiction #Literarywanderlust), Instagram (@TripFiction) and Pinterest (@TripFiction)

Subscribe to future blog posts

Latest Blogs

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *