The Bushwick Collective

The Bushwick Collective is a collection of street art murals on Troutman Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It is constantly being updated with new work. The most popular artists are there and it was an education for me to check out how intricate the work is up close. My brother and I spent hours walking up and the street finding new works hidden in all different spaces. The most notable artists were;

Dasic Fernandez


The Mural Kings, Tats Cru

Lady Aiko



“I will take care of us” #sketch #ink #celebratingtheliving


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James Bullough

And here is the slideshow of the rest of the murals I was able to capture before my camera and phone had given up on me.

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I had an amazing time enjoying all the colors. Do you enjoy street art? Is a lot of it in your city? Tell me about it int he comments below, I’m waiting to hear.
Until our next rendezvous…

Rendezvous en New York

  45 comments for “The Bushwick Collective

  1. September 29, 2015 at 1:35 AM

    Not sure if my first comment went through but I love this. Do you know the Welling Court Mural Project in Queens? We moved from Manhattan to Astoria/LIC a few months back and the murals in this neighborhood are one of my favorite things. Art where there was no art before and they are all engaging and interesting. Nice post!

    • September 29, 2015 at 1:38 AM

      I’ve heard about it but haven’t been to the north side of Queens to see it yet. This has taken pace basically because of the destruction of 5 Points. Artists still wanted to display their art without constrictions and I’m glad they were given other places to work. The Bowery in Manhattan has a couple of large murals too. I have to get out there.

      • September 29, 2015 at 1:43 AM

        Makes sense that it stemmed from 5 Points, I hadn’t thought about that. Well before the cold sets in you should definitely see it. Let me know because it is very close to where I live, and I’d love to take some more photos of it myself!

        • September 29, 2015 at 1:49 AM

          Need to get a better phone and camera then I’ll be set.

          • September 29, 2015 at 1:50 AM

            Not from what I have seen of some of your other photos!

            • September 29, 2015 at 1:56 AM

              Must be older shots and a couple my brother and niece gave me to use. Definitely need new equipment, camera lense doesn’t focus anymore.

              • September 29, 2015 at 1:59 AM

                Ah ok. I’m still dreaming about a zoom lens…can’t afford it though. Ridiculously expensive!

                • September 29, 2015 at 2:00 AM

                  I wouldn’t be able to afford that either, went to Costco to dream last week.

                  • September 29, 2015 at 2:02 AM


                    • September 29, 2015 at 2:04 AM

                      Sometimes CEX will have nice stuff as well, but my budget is too tight for that right now as well.

                    • September 29, 2015 at 2:07 AM

                      The cool thing these days is that you really take some nice photos with a smart phone

                    • September 29, 2015 at 2:09 AM

                      Yes, I know and it has to be in the specs for me that there is a good camera in it. It’s one of the first things I look for.

                    • September 29, 2015 at 2:11 AM

                      If I find any deals I will let you know. Should say goodnight now. I’m off tomorrow but need to take care of a few things. Been a pleasure!

                    • September 29, 2015 at 2:13 AM

                      Same here, thanks.

  2. September 29, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    I was sorry I couldn’t see most of the photos. They wouldn’t load — could be my computer is at fault. I enjoyed the slide show, though.

    • September 29, 2015 at 10:58 AM

      It’s ok. You’ll see them another time.

  3. September 29, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Yes it is!

  4. September 30, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Love street art Trudy! We have quite a lot here in Paris and the most exciting is that the pieces of art you see this week may disappear next week. It keeps on changing from one week to the other. I wrote a post last year about one of the best districts for street art in Paris. You may come and visit one if these days ?

    • September 30, 2015 at 7:28 PM

      Yes it’s the same here as well, the pictures that I’ve taken are now possibly gone. I know there are at least three new ones on the street but I’m not sure which ones are gone yet. I will visit again in October. I will visit, please add your link!

  5. October 4, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Another great post Trudy! Love the street art photos and the slide show. I read your conversation about cameras and lenses. Sometimes you can get them used on Amazon for a very reasonable price. I got a nice tele lens, like new and for a fraction of the “new” price. Plus Amazon guaranteed it.
    Also, I have nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award. I love your blog and how you use it to take visitors along on your city explorations! Check out the details at . Sabine

    • October 4, 2015 at 5:37 PM

      Thank you Sabine! Thank you for the nomination and for the advice about cameras. I want to take my picture taking up a level next year, maybe on par with yours (wink, wink).I will definitely give Amazon a look.

      • October 4, 2015 at 7:20 PM

        I am looking forward to seeing you take the next step in photography. You definitely have a good eye for it!

        • October 4, 2015 at 7:34 PM

          Thank you! I am falling in love with it!

  6. October 11, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    Oh Trudy, I love all the examples here. I wish we had something like this near me but sadly no. I live in very rural North Yorkshire in the UK. Have you seen any of James Heriott’s ‘All creatures great and small’? That’s where I live. We don’t even really have obnoxious graffiti!

    • October 11, 2015 at 9:01 AM

      You’re very lucky Natural beauty is is even better ! Walls and concrete just get boring to look at after a while. And what artist wouldn’t want a canvas that big?

  7. October 11, 2015 at 12:21 PM

    Great photos!

    • October 16, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      Thank you very much. Which one was your favorite?

      • October 16, 2015 at 9:43 AM

        hard to say, i like many of them, just sometimes I’d like to remove some cars 😉

        • October 16, 2015 at 9:46 AM

          Yes that was the problem ! Since it was a holiday weekend parking rules were suspended and they were everywhere for the club party going on behind me. Just maneuvering to not get people was difficult as well. I’ll plan better next time.

          • October 16, 2015 at 9:51 AM

            it’s always difficult!

            • October 16, 2015 at 9:53 AM

              Waiting drunken party goers to move is time consuming, ha ha.

  8. October 13, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Awesome! another place on the must visit list when I make it back to New York!

    • October 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM

      Great! The murals are always changing, so I have to revisit myself.

  9. October 24, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    I love the Bushwick Collective (and street art in general)! I went and shot it last fall, however I heard that a lot of the works have been ruined?

    • October 24, 2015 at 9:49 AM

      Ruined? I haven’t heard anything like that although there was one that looked like graffiti was done in a corner of it. I do know that they are constantly changing the murals so much of what I saw is no longer there. Have you visited the collection in lower Manhattan?

  10. February 4, 2016 at 11:24 PM

    Well I knew I needed to go here but now I REALLY need to go! These shots are so awesome and I can’t wait to see for myself 🙂 glad you shared this again!

    • February 5, 2016 at 12:26 AM

      Thank you! Although I know that a couple of murals have changed since last summer the replacement pieces are just as good.

  11. May 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    This is gorgeous! I am adding this to my NYC to do list. I won’t be back until fall…

    • May 23, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      They’re having a party in June and most of the new art will be revealed. So it will look very different and fresh.. Please visit!

    • May 23, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Thank you. They’re having a party in June and most of the new art will be revealed and that will make it fresh again. So when you visit in Fall it will look very different. Yes you do need to see it for yourself.

  12. June 1, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    These are amazing!

    • June 1, 2017 at 10:38 AM

      Yes, they are and I have to take pictures of the newer ones that are there now.

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