The legendary “Boys from the Heights,” Mike 171 and SJK 171 and their crew welcomed UP writer Emma Riva into their graffiti family. She reflects on her own upbringing in Washington Heights and how these New York icons handle their legacy in a changing art scene.
Graffiti legends Mike 171, SJK 171, Taki 183, JEC *, and Henry 161 headlined a three-day event at Cleveland’s Graffiti HeArt. Read what happens when Cleveland gets some of the classic Washington Heights grit and hospitality.
This past week, One Art Space hosted graffiti legends from Washington Heights, the Bronx, and Queens for a lively panel and vibrant exhibit. Read Emma Riva’s account of these graf writers’ adventures from patrolling the 207th St “Ghost Yard” to tagging airplanes at JFK.