Graffiti in Bushwick, Surf at Rockaway

I took the subway out to Bushwick yesterday. I’d read that it’s the new Williamsburg, but it’s not nearly as gentrified and cute. A lot of the area is still industrial, graffiti (huge murals) abounds, the art is edgy, sidewalk vendors have interesting objects, many unique. Then I caught the train out to Rockaway Beach, where the surf happened to be about as good as it gets on the east coast. Took a lot of photos, here are a couple. Gotta get to JFK for the flight home.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Graffiti in Bushwick, Surf at Rockaway

  1. love seeing the graffiti. can't help thinking there is amazing amount of talent/organisational skill (in getting it all done). Hope some of these graffiti artists are able to use these talents / skill to make money.

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