Graffiti Hall of Fame, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City | © Vespasian / Alamy Stock Photo
Founded in 1980 by Ray Rodriguez, AKA Sting Ray, the Graffiti Hall of Fame at the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex in East Harlem was meant to give artists a safe environment to hone their skills and display their talents. These days, the site’s motto is “Strictly Kings or Better,” with professional graffiti artists
from around the world vying for a precious spot on the wall. While exploring El Barrio, an area of East Harlem rich in cultural history, you will find art on every corner, from yarn-bombed flowers on chain-link fences to murals celebrating the lives of Latin music legends. Be sure to stop by El Museo del Barrio
for even more insight into the neighborhood.