Mona Lisa of Williamsburg

I love wandering around Brooklyn!  There are always interesting people on the streets, great bars and restaurants, and fantastic murals.  The Bushwick Collective gets lots of attention for their fantastic graffiti (and it is amazing), but there is lots to see around every corner – if you get the chance, just go!  

On a trip earlier this year I tried to get into the very famous Peter Luger Steak House, but not a chance without a reservation… so just wandering around (hungry and grumpy) looking for somewhere else to eat, I found this incredible mural which has become known as the Mona Lisa of Williamsburg – I did some research later and found this – “What has become one of the most iconic walls in Williamsburg, started as one of 255,000 art submissions to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2014. Steven Paul, a High School Senior from Brooklyn, won the Gold Medal for his photograph, ‘Lost Time’ which Colossal Media created into a 4 story high mural in partnership with  The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. By donating the massive wall and their own artists’ time, Colossal Media was able to bring Steven’s photograph to life – and making it into what some call the “Mona Lisa of Williamsburg.” The mural overlooks Broadway Avenue at the corner of Bedford Avenue.” (credit –

If it’s your fist trip to New York you must go and experience all of the exciting sights and smells of Manhattan, but for your next visit head to Brooklyn – It’s fantastic!