With Banksy rolling out a month long, open air street art residency here in New York, it's prime time for Fakesy pieces to go up, and for those less schooled in street art to declare pieces by Nick Walker, et al, to be Banksy. Earlier today a tipster sent us in the above photo, which we believed wasn't a Banksy... but there's some debate online.

Our resident street art expert Jake Dobkin points out: "The font is Banksy, but that could easily be faked... but he's done plenty of dogs and plenty of silhouettes."

The piece, which is at 6th and 24th, is not on Banksy's Instagram, where his two confirmed pieces have been posted.

UPDATE:Looks like it might be REAL.