I loved this place in LIC very unfornuate to not have it anymore. It was a place that reflected great art.
This was an amazing thing to see, but when artists tried to take legal action to preserve the building holding their street art, the owner whitewashed it overnight to sabotage the case. Now, I'm not saying they had a case, but it definitely closed the conversation. Not much here to see now, unfortunately.
Unfortunately, this lovely area, 5 Ptz, was recently white washed in preparation for its destruction to make way for more high rises. Anyone who attempts to add more graffiti is said to be arrested. This was one of the most creative, colorful and artistic areas of NYC and it is sad that is no longer around. Boo to you, NYC.
The owner of this old factory building allowed graffiti artists to paint the exterior over the years. It became one of the few places in the city to experience what was commonplace in earlier decades. As mentioned by others, all has been painted over and the building is scheduled for demolition by the end of 2013. Long Island City was... More
The only place of its kind! Unfortunately as I write this review, they have whitewashed over the extraordinary graffiti art that artists have painted for the last twenty odd years.
An amazing art exhibition in the open and free. Walk around and just look at all the various creations. I felt sorry realizing that the building is going to be torn down and all of this amazing art will be gone.
We took the 7 train to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and decided to make a detour to visit 5 Pointz. I took so many photos! Seeing the art up close makes you really appreciate the effort of the artists. There were all kinds of creative murals - funny, cute, creepy and everything in between. The huge King Kong picture was... More
I've been seeing the 5 ptz for the past 15 odd years and its always a sight to see when you first catch a glimpse from the 7 train. Its a piece of graffiti history and a part of new York's old past when graffiti was rampant and seen as scum during the 80s and 90s. But enjoy the site... More
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