The best pandemic-themed street art in Harlem and Washington Heights

Updated: Nov 1, 2020

New York's museums and galleries have now been closed for more than three months in an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

But that hasn't kept local artists from continuing to uplift and inspire.

Many have even taken their work to the streets.

Now that the city has started to reopen, it's a good time to check out the best pandemic-inspired murals that have popped up in Harlem and Washington Heights.

Notably, most are close to the hospitals and ambulance routes that were on the front line of the pandemic.

So put on your mask and check them out, heading south to north:

"El Barrio ❤️ You" by El Barrio Crochet Collective (Naomirag, Alexcreates, Flodidthat, Littlenuggetworkshop, Ingridtarjan, Merilampert)

East Harlem Second Avenue and 97th Street

"Liberty & Disinfectant" by RAD

Central Harlem Frederick Douglass Blvd and 118th St

"Thank You New York" by Snoeman and "3 Cheers for First Responders" by Tom Sanford

Hamilton Heights Harlem Public/At the Wallace, 3612 Broadway and 149th St

"How Are You Doing Today" by Sara Erenthal

Central Harlem Frederick Douglass Blvd and W 153rd St

"Enfermera con Rolos" by M.Tony Peralta

Washington Heights New York Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital, W 168th St between Broadway and Fort Washington Ave

"Thank You!" by Dister

Washington Heights 2244 Amsterdam Ave and 172nd St

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