New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood is a pale shadow of it once was. Block after block has been subsumed by the ever-spreading Chinatown sprawl. But a new street initiative called the L.I.S.A. Project aims to turn Little Italy into Manhattan’s only dedicated mural arts district.
Created by the Little Italy Merchants Association and the New York Comedy Festival, the exciting project is designed to stimulate renewed interest in the neighborhood from tourists and New Yorkers alike.
So far, works have been contributed by a number of popular street artists, including Ron English, Nosego, GILF!, Hanksy and AVSP. The latest piece is a stunning abstract portrait of Audrey Hepburn by Tristan Eaton. You can see some behind the scenes photos here and learn more about the project on their website.