Established in 1993 by Bronx Graff writer MED, TuffCity began as a Tattoo shop made up of artists with a background in Graffiti. What started as a tattoo shop slowly turned into a gathering place for street artists from around the world. Artists traveling to New York began making a pilgrimage to TuffCity to meet the resident artists and hopefully have an opportunity to paint. In 2007 TuffCity Moved into a space that finally had the outdoor wall space for any visiting artists to be able to paint and since then has hosted and provided walls for those artists to paint. TuffCity continues to have visitors from countries all over the world share stories and create amazing works of art.