It's not surprising that some of New York's most famous murals can be found in bars or its iconic skyscrapers – that's where New Yorkers spend most of their time. In Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelman's, Glenn Palmer-Smith tells the amazing stories behind many of the city's iconic works of public art. With works ranging Orozco to Keith Haring, the book and its photography by Joshua McHugh capture the works of art still setting the mood long after their initial introduction. And for those looking for some hidden gems (as well as a bar with a good cocktail) the book also serves as a guide to some of New York's less tourist-trampled locales. Click through to see some of our favorite works in the book, which is released with Rizzoli October 1st.