Farewell, 5 Pointz

Copyright Linda P.
Copyright Linda P.

I’m surprised to be so sad that 5 Pointz is no more. 5 Pointz was a block of buildings in Long Island City, Queens that was so literally covered with the most amazing graffiti art that tourists from around the world would visit. I went there last Summer and although I’m no fan of graffiti, this was breathtaking in its size. NPR ran a poignant piece on their website, www.npr.org about how the landlord of these buildings plans to replace them with “residential towers.” Hey just what we need, more overpriced housing with great views of the Manhattan that artists can’t afford to get started out in. Now they’re even priced out of Queens.

5Pointz_skyline and angry tree5Pointz_Citi Tower

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