The middle road
You see them everywhere. Some neighborhoods are their favorite, but there is no discrimination. They “hang out” in all of them.
Each one is so different and unique, but all share the same name: Graffiti or Murals. Some are good, and some are not. Undoubtedly, they are part of the distinctive character of this city, but… illegal. Few only spots in the city allow them to decorate their walls.
Any middle road, New York? One may say that some graffiti or murals are not that beautiful, but a big majority are great pieces of art, in the street “galleries,” free to all “visitors.” The city owes them part of its beauty. You know that… One may say that the walls are private property, and they shouldn’t be ruined. That is totally right, but some graffiti and murals are incredible pieces of art that make the city more beautiful and attractive, to visitors and the New Yorkers.
Any middle road? Any contest to choose the best? Any structures/walls specifically for graffiti and murals in every neighborhood (or at least in many neighborhoods), even if the artists have to pay a small fee… and every few weeks or months new graffiti may take the place of the old ones?
When there’s a will, there’s a way. Why don’t you make yourself New York the capital of graffiti and murals? That way, you would promote art and talented artists, you would become more beautiful and attract even more tourists from all over the world.
If you want to say that you love art, if you, New York, really love art, you should embrace your graffiti and murals more, you should allow them to inspire us even more. They are part of you, one of the vital organs that give you oxygen, and make you the great city you are today!
We hope you listen… There are people out there who started to love art after viewing some of the best graffiti and murals in your neighborhoods. If that does not mean anything to you, do nothing. Many others even owe their beautiful journey in the art world to your graffiti and murals. If that does not say anything to you, do nothing.
Keep in mind though that often little details make life worthwhile, and the gifts some people have been given to color beautifully our lives are priceless, precious, highly valuable.
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A beautiful, sunny day in the High Line area of Manhattan. A huge mural (part of which you see above) is raised quite high and seen by almost all visitors in that area. Life is beautiful!