This was a good year for graffiti in NYC; lots of international artists visited, and hometown heroes like Swoon, Judith Supine, Bast, and Elbow Toe returned to the streets after periods of absence. Here are the top 25 pieces of the year, as selected by our resident graffiti photographer Jake Dobkin— if you have notable additions to add, put them in the comments.

If you want to watch a longer slideshow of the year in NYC street art, here's one of the 396 most notable pieces.