Lower East Side

Where It All Started

When the 100 Gates Project began in 2014, it began in the Lower East Side. We had an ambitious goal: to paint street art murals on 100 security roll-down gates in the name of community enrichment and beautification. We hit that goal in 2016, when we hit the 100 mark with a mural at the Lower East Side’s iconic Katz’s Delicatessen. We spent 2017 expanding our footprint to other neighborhoods and boroughs, but expansion doesn’t mean forgetting about our roots. We continue to connect artists with merchants in the Lower East Side until there are no more roll-down gates left to paint.