Post Tagged with: "Tats Cru"


New mural underscores Hunts Point’s Puerto Rican identity

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz standing before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria in Longwood.

A new mural by Hunts Point-based artist collective Tats Cru was unveiled over the Simpson Street entrance of Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, depicting a Puerto Rican comic book superheroine known as La Borinqueña.

Art / Culture

Graffiti gurus’ legend grows

Hector "Nicer" Nazario at work in Tats Cru's studio.

Tats Cru will be honored at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on March 2 for their contributions to the local arts scene. The group police used to tell to ‘get moving,’ continues to rack up the accolades.

Art / Education

Simpson Street mural has education theme

Tats Cru's mural on Simpson Street.

The motto of a pro-charter school citywide organization is now emblazoned on a wall at the intersection of Simpson Street and Westchester Avenue.

Art / Video

Video: Tats Cru’s art and evolution

The muralists of Tats Cru discuss their roots as Bronx artists and their objective to brighten the borough’s streets with their evocative pieces.


‘Ghetto for Life’ mural ignites debate

Three views of Banksy's controversial mural.

The word “ghetto” touches off a heated debate about a new mural in Melrose.

Art / Culture

Hunts Point celebrates its Casita

Flor de Toloache performed at the South Bronx Culture Trail Block Party at Casita Maria on August 3.

Casita Maria threw a day-long block party, the latest event in its South Bronx Culture Trail, to commemorate eight decades of service to the young people of Hunts Point and Longwood.

Art / Culture

From graffiti to hip-hop

Photos depict the roots of graffiti at The Point CDC.

Some sixty guests heard a panel comprised of leaders of the graffiti movement, as they reminisced about the rise and fall of tagging on trains, NYPD’s war on graffiti and the acceptance of the art form abroad.

Art / Culture

Crowds flock to photos of area’s recent past

Crowds flock to  photos of area’s recent past

Seis del Sur show emphasizes South Bronx’s vibrancy Among the hundreds of people who jammed the Bronx Documentary Center on Jan. 19 for the opening of the exhbibit “Seis Del Sur: Dispatches from Home by Six Nuyorican Photographers” were many who looked at the photos and saw their own past. […]

Art / Environment

Young artists take aim at a concrete wall

A group of young people hopes to leave its artistic mark on a part of Hunts Point not usually noted for its aesthetic appeal: The Terminal Produce Market. After spending the summer working with fitted canvases, the 14- to-23-year-olds plan to hang their work over the half-mile-long concrete wall on […]