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“Not to be missed!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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5Ptz
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Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

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.

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Walk around the building perimeter to see everything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

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 one of my favourites and there was a lovely 9/11 tribute.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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147 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Go before it goes.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

5 Pointz is considered a graffiti mecca and is the best example of this unique American art from.
Located on Jackson Avenue and convenient to both the G and 7 trains.
Walk around the building and take in this form of expression - amazing. You see tributes to Beauty and the Beast, A Clock Work Orange, Dante's Inferno - all brilliant. The day we were there an artist was creating his work.
Across the street is MoMa PS1, a laboratory for contemporary art.
A short 10 minute walk gets you to Vernon Blvd which has some great restaurants and of course, walk a little further West and you have Gantry State Park, with some amazing views of Manhattan.
But hurry - the site is due for demolition later this year.

Visited October 2013
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Rego Park, New York
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Enjoy while it's still around.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

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 of public artists while it's still here. BC they'll be demolishing the building to put up a condo/corporate building of some sorts.

Visited October 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hyped”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

I guess you would like it if you are really into spaghetti! But if you are near Long island city and have time, visit it.

Visited November 2012
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