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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.07.24

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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

It’s a long hot, steamy, jungle-like holiday weekend in New York. The city marked Independence Day with fireworks on the Hudson River, barbecues in the park, speeches to honor the day, and tanning on Brighton Beach and screaming on the rollercoaster at Coney Island. New York, no matter where you go on the street, always feels full of possibilities.

Possible robberies, that is! “New York is back, baby,” says a commenter on Reddit, discussing people getting robbed of luxury watches while sitting outside on the sidewalk and having cocktails in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At least the New York Times didn’t say ‘eatery’ in their latest article provoking class hatred; we hate it when they do that. It’s called a restaurant.

In addition, Williamsburg did not just suddenly sprout some crime. Ask graffiti writers like KET who grew up there in the 1970s and gangs ran the streets. When the artists moved into Williamsburg at the turn of the century, a serial killer was living under the bridge. Danger may be a matter of one’s perception, we opine. Ask the folks chased out of the neighborhood by the violence of sky-high, unreachable rents, $40 entrees at restaurants, and women in sports bras jogging behind Dior baby strollers. Inquire about feelings of danger to the senior citizens joining the long food line on South 4th Street at Los Sures Food Pantry. It’s about a block away from the new MOXY hotel with the rooftop restaurant and bar and the enormous D*Face mural on the side.

In the category of BEEF, can we please stop the Kendrick/Drake beef? The “They Not Like Us” video dropped on Friday is compelling, true, and Kendrick is one of the best right now but beef is never good, in graffiti or rap or on TikTok or in the Middle East. We need voices of calm and reason and efforts to de-escalate. In other role model news elsewhere on the music spectrum, Ozzy Osborne delivers “Crack Cocaine” in his new video with Paris Jackson, featuring famed graffiti writer Kelly “RISK” Graval prominently wielding the cans on a street wall.

New York graffiti and street art persist and sometimes surprise, and occasionally, they have the last word. As usual, we’re keeping our eyes open.

Here is our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Dain, Toofly, Praxis, Mike Makatron, Eternal Possessions, Qzar, Timothy Goodman, Miki Mu, Warz, Tom Boy NYC, Red Half Tone, and Preacher Art.

Mike Makatron (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Mike Makatron (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toofly (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tom Boy NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Miki Mu (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Eternal Possessions (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dain (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Thank you for your love… (photo © Jaime Rojo)
WARZ (photo © Jaime Rojo)
PREACHER (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Red Half Tone (photo © Jaime Rojo)
QZAR (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Timothy Goodman (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Brooklyn, NYC. July 2024. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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