On the southwest corner of Wooster and Grand Streets in SoHo, there used to be a parking lot. I know ... big whoop. Well, much like the rest of the neighborhood, said parking lot was formerly a magnet for street art, and frequently boasted eye-poppingly colorful tableaus that could really stop you in your tracks. Back in the 80’s and 90’s, I used to look forward to walking by it, just to see what was new and different.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I don’t spend nearly as much time in SoHo as I used to, largely because everything I loved about the neighborhood has pretty much vanished. While it may have once been a fertile playground for street art, it’s now essentially nothing but a pricey shopping district. In any case, I was walking through it again earlier this week and sadly noticed that the parking lot I was just discussing is no more. As mammoth new condo is being erected in its spot. That broke my heart a little.
Herewith a few shots I took in the late 90s from that little plot.
To see more of my old shots of street art, click here.