The cover Illustration is by Antonio "Chico" Garcia and was adapted from a wall mural commissioned by this Guide located on the corner of Av C and E 6 St in the East Village.

Aerosol artist Antonio "Chico" Garcia was born on the Lower East Side. In the 1980s, he helped to transform an art form associated with subway graffiti into a new mural tradition on city walls. Since the late 1960s, New Yorkers working with artists have created community murals as a means of protest, and to beautify or organize their neighborhoods. You'll find the mural on E 6 St very familiar, since Chico created it especially, to be the cover of this guide.

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