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Address: 45-46 Davis Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
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A landmark lost

Always enjoyed seeing it many times on 7 train from a distance but never get to see it up-close. It is a pity that the building has been demolished along with all the graffiti... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Billy Z
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Singapore, Singapore
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Woodside
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I just never liked this big collection of graffiti. I felt it made the area look so ghetto. But doesn't matter now, the place is gone. Demolished to make way for new buildings.

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1 Thank Bernardo F
Singapore, Singapore
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Always enjoyed seeing it many times on 7 train from a distance but never get to see it up-close. It is a pity that the building has been demolished along with all the graffiti artworks. Guess such is the price paid for urban redevelopment in which commercial interest come before heritage or cultural values, and perhaps more and more of... More 

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Thank Billy Z
Long Island City, New York
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

5Ptz has been demolished. It was demolished to make way for an apartment building. The owner of the property claims he will allow some area of the new building to be tagged.

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1 Thank Alan18S
Queens, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It's sad that this is no longer around. I've been several times over a few years and each time was better then the next because the artwork was constantly changing.

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1 Thank Michele C
queens ny
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Unfortunately in 2014 this site was destroyed by a greedy developer. So much for urban art. Hopefully someone will resurrect another site in the City to showcase Graffiti artists work. We have only photos to remind us of this landmark. It wasn't old enough to qualify for landmark status.

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Thank jay3352
Howell, New Jersey
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Passed by here many a time in the past. Having grown up in the city, always amazed how such incredible pieces can come out of spray cans. Read about the owner of the property looking to develop the land a while back and knew it was only a matter of time. It was great while it lasted but it looks... More 

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2 Thank steakbelly
Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

walked around to see if banksy was around.. but everything was taken down :( there is still some art work. i love urban art its sad to see u leave... i took asewome pictures

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Thank steven l
Jericho, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This was a very cool street art exhibit on a building the artists didn't own. I'm not in favor of vandalism in the name of art. Evidently the building owner didn't favor it either. Under police protection the building was whitewashed. Unless you enjoy staring at a blank canvas, don't bother

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2 Thank Frank N
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Owners should have left the graffiti up untill demolition. Not cool that they painted over all the great art. Im from ny born and raised this place was the last place left that reflects the ny of the yesteryear.

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Thank 4bro
New York City, New York
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I loved this place in LIC very unfornuate to not have it anymore. It was a place that reflected great art.

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