Last week, I spent an hour wandering around Bushwick checking out newish pieces by the Bushwick Collective. The Bushwick Collective is a sanctioned street art collective curated by Joseph Ficalora. Local building owners give their permissions and some of the world's best street artists contribute gorgeous large scale pieces.
Click for a larger version of Dasic Fernandez' 'Hand of Protest' on my Flickr. The colors!
Of course you can find street art all over NYC, but no other place can match the quailty and quantity of art you will find in this tiny area just off of Flushing Ave in Bushwick. If you have a few hours, you can find even more pockets of fantastic street art within easy walking distance.
I'm blown away by the details captured on Phlegm's piece using the Sony a7 and this old 1960s Minolta Rokkor PF 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens. You can see a larger version on Flickr. The Sony makes using old lenses quick and easy. The manual focusing problems you have on a DSLR are solved on the a7 by its excellent focus magnification. You can also use focus peaking, but I find magnification (programmed on the C1 button) more accurate.