Crack Is Wack Mural By Keith Haring In Harlem

51713eaPotentially NYC’s most famous mural, Keith Haring’s 1986 piece frames a handball court at 128th Street and 2nd Avenue, serving as a permanent reminder of a crack epidemic that crippled some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Haring didn’t have permission to paint this one, but the city’s Parks Department has since protected and restored it, and it continues to greet drivers heading into Manhattan via the FDR Drive.

Crack Is Wack is located at 128th Street and 2nd Avenue in East Harlem.

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