Photo by myself on Davis Street in Long Island City, in Queens. A warehouse just down the street from the 5 Pointz building.
On a desolate street in Long Island City, just a couple subway stops outside Manhattan, is one of the most visited monuments to graffiti art.
5 Pointz is a sprawling building of artist studios, and is absolutely covered with graffiti. The graffiti extends down the street, covering several buildings.
The incredible thing is that the 5 Pointz building allows itself to be tagged. Visitors flock from all over the world, bearing aerosol cans to add their mark to the building.
I'd seen and heard about this building for the longest time. Wednesday night I happened to be in the area, visiting a contractor's office. It was spooky to walk down the street, which was deserted and freezing.
Set back from the street, the famed 5 Points building is covered with graffiti.
5 Pointz is located on Davis Street, just beyond Jackson Avenue. It is a short walk from the Court Square subway stops (E, M and G trains). You cannot miss it.
For the wiki entry about 5 Pointz, click here.
For the 5 Pointz website, including some incredible photos, click here.
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