#324, Chinatown, NYC
People are concerned about the high truancy rates among New York City's schoolchildren -- and rightly so. School is important, and young people have no place running wild on the streets of New York, taking up valuable sidewalk space, creating havoc, and polluting the air with foul-smelling smoke. That's what shish kabob carts are for.
Higher-ups would do well to consider better ways to lure kids back to school than by painting freaky murals such as this on their industrial brown façades. Seriously -- if you were a self-respecting kid, would you want to go anywhere near this spaced-out, maniacal sun? You can take your fluffy post-apocalyptic blue clouds, Chinatown. I'm going next door to play World of Warcraft.