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 LES’s iconic Katz’s Delicatessen.

We’ve spent 2017 expanding our footprint to other neighborhoods and boroughs, but expansion doesn’t mean forgetting about our roots. We’ll continue to connect artists with merchants in LES until there are no more roll-down gates left to paint.

Community
Partners

Lower East Side Partnership

The Lower East Side Partnership (LESP) brought the 100 Gates Project to life in 2014 after learning about the idea from local activist and artist, Billy Rohan. The LESP is a not-for-profit marketing and economic development organization that designs programs and services to improve overall quality of life on the Lower East Side.

Graffiti Free NYC

New York City’s Economic Development Corporation runs the city-wide Graffiti Free NYC program, helping building and business owners eliminate unwanted instances of graffiti on the exterior of their buildings.