The elusive and mysterious London-based street artist Banksy is in New York City for the month of October, creating pieces all over town. His project, Better Out Than In, showcases his stencils, graffiti and other art installations throughout all five boroughs. Nobody is able to figure out exactly where his art will pop up next.
Metro has a map to highlight all of the locations he has posted in the city. Stay with Metro for the latest updates on this project.
MAP: Banksy “Better Out Than In” NYC locations
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Note: The purple flower represents his latest piece and the”Ronald McDonald” head represents where his “Ronald Mcdonald Shoeshine Boy” installation makes an appearance.
Day 1: 18 Allen St.
Banksy’s first piece in New York: “The Street Is in Play”
Day 2: West 25th Street & 11th Avenue
West 25th Street: “This Is My New York Accent”
Day 3: West 24th Street & Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue)
Midtown: “You Complete Me”
Day: 4 Bushwick Avenue & Meserole Street
Bushwick Avenue between Meserole and Scholes: “Random graffiti given a Broadway makeover (an ongoing series).”
Day 5: Somewhere in the East Village
East Village: “A New York delivery truck converted into a mobile garden (includes rainbow, waterfall and butterflies)”
Day 7: Van Brunt & King streets
Brooklyn: Red heart-shaped balloon with Band-Aids on it.
Day 8: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Banksy has a theory…
Day 9: 159 Ludlow St.
As seen on the Lower East Side.
Day 10: 274 Bradford St., Brooklyn
Beaver stencil appearing to knock over a parking sign in East New York.
Day 11: Meatpacking District
“The Sirens of the Lambs. A slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.”
Day 12: East Seventh Street, Cooper Square
Cooper Square: “Concrete Confessional”
Day 13: Central Park
Banksy sells canvases of his work for $60 in Central Park. One day only.
Day 14: 69th Street & 38th Avenue, Queens
A wall reads: “What we do in life echoes in eternity” in Woodside, Queens. Banksy writes, “Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow (this quote is from ‘Gladiator’) but you know what? “I’m just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker” as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor.”
Day 15: Jay Street & Staple Street, Financial District
Banksy’s newest #BanksyNY piece shows 9/11 attack.
Day 16:839 Westchester Ave.
The Bronx: “A fiberglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined” driving to McDonald’s locations throughout New York, starting in the South Bronx.
Day 17: At Graham Avenue & Cook Street, Brooklyn
Geishas on a bridge: Only in Williamsburg.
Day 18: West 24th Street and 10th Avenue
Chelsea: Banksy teams up with Brazilian graffiti artist Os Gêmeos on this piece.
Day 19: Staten Island
Banksy ventures out to Staten Island and what does he create? A vagina made from an anthill. Staten Island, home of the WuTang Clan.
Day 20: West 79th Street & Broadway
Upper West Side: This stencil shows a boy with a hammer playing a strongman game.
Day 21: 453 E. 153rd St.
The Bronx: Banksy’s latest work is found not far from his visit to the McDonald’s location in The Bronx. This piece reads, “Ghetto 4 Life.”
Day 21: Lower East Side
A Banksy “Ronald McDonald” piece was spotted at the McDonald’s located on the corner of Delancey and Essex streets.
Day 22: Willets Point, Queens
A 1/36 scale replica of the great “Sphinx of Giza” made from smashed cinderblocks.
Day 23: NOWHERE
If you were waiting for new art to turn up somewhere, then you’re going to be disappointed. Today Banksy announced there will be no art today due to “police activity.” Read the story here.
Day 24: Larry Flynt’s NY Hustler Club, Hell’s Kitchen
A piece appears at the Hustler Club in Hell’s Kitchen showing a man holding flowers. Banksy writes, “Waiting in vain…at the door of the club.” Location: 641 W. 51st St.
Day 25: East Houston & Elizabeth, Bowery
The Grim Reaper rides a bumper car at the small lot located at East Houston and Elizabeth streets. Limited time only.
Day 26: 131 47th St. (between First and Second avenues), Sunset Park
A box truck is spotted in Sunset Park. He calls it, “Alternative New York bumper slogan.”
Day 27: West and Noble streets, Greenpoint
“This site contains blocked messages.” This was his response to New York Times rejecting is op-ed. This piece was done on the wall of a chicken slaughterhouse in Greenpoint.
Day 28: The corner of Stillwell and Neptune, Coney Island
His latest piece during his New York City residency project, “Better Out Than In,” is of a robot spray painting a barcode on a wall, in Coney Island.
Day 29: Housing Works thrift store, East 23rd Street
Banksy proves he’s one step ahead of all of us. Apparently, the elusive artist spotted a painting of a Bob Ross-esque scene in the store window of the Housing Works thrift store on East 23rd Street. He purchases it, “vandalizes” it by painting a Nazi into it, then donates the piece back to the thrift shop to be sold. The painting is titled, “The banality of the banality of evil.” Well played, sir.
Day 30: Yankee Stadium
Banksy is back in The Bronx for his latest stencil. On a blue wall located next to Yankee Stadium, you will find a stencil depicting a tagged cheetah. Tip: The closest address is 942 Jerome Avenue.
Day 31: Queens, New York
Banksy chooses Queens to be the final location where he wraps up his New York residency. He uses seven painted balloons to spell out “BANKSY!” He calls it “Inflatable Throw-Up.” Location: Borden Ave. & 35th St.