ILLicit Creatives Claiming Space in Queens, NY

ILLicit Creatives Claiming Space in Queens, NY

ILLicit Creatives Claiming Space in Queens, NY

Queens is important stomping floor. It has been for generations – from the Lengthy Island Railroad in Jamiaca. to Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights. At the transform of the century, Queen’s 7-line educate, rooftops, tunnels, and streets were being notorious for their graffiti. From 74th avenue and Roosevelt Avenue all the way up to Flushing Key Avenue, graffiti was rampant. But then with elected officials like Mayor Rudy Giuliani and District Lawyer Peter Vallone, it turned scarce. These politicians, along with prosecutors and judges, came down intensely on graffiti writers. Many years went by with very very little motion on the 7 line. Then came the pandemic.

Though most New Yorkers secluded them selves indoors for the duration of the early months of the pandemic, an impassioned minority ventured outdoors to make their mark on the city’s recently deserted streets, storefronts and partitions.  An full new generation of ILLicit creatives with an irrepressible urge to “get up” was born. In an ongoing new series, Road Art NYC will spotlight them, when also paying homage to veteran writers who are “pushing it ahead.” This first in our collection — spanning all five boroughs — focuses on the markings in Queens. The image earlier mentioned capabilities Genuine. A number of much more pics recently captured in Queens comply with:


Boni and Kitty


Angr and Tav

Faes and Sic


Write-up and pictures by the Pushing It Ahead Collective