Keith Haring: Crack is Wack



Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

This two-sided mural (1986) on a handball court in Harlem River Park along the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive was inspired by the crack epidemic and its effect on New York City. It was created as a warning and was initially executed independently, without city permission. The mural was immediately put under the protection and jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and was restored in 2007. It is one of the only — if not the only — truly public art works by Haring still visible in New York City.

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Harlem River Park

Harlem River Drive from East 131st Street to West 145th Street / West 155th Street to Dyckman Street

New York, NY 10032

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Harlem River Park

The park restores the community’s historic access to the Harlem River waterfront by providing pedestrian access ways over the Harlem River Drive at 135th Street and Madison Avenue, 139th Street and Fifth Avenue, and 142nd Street and Fifth Avenue.