Last week, a largely-dreaded yet inevitable backhoe arrived at the site of Long Island City's former graffiti haven 5 Pointz, where developer David Wolkhoff will erect two gigantic, lumbering rental towers. Unlike the warehouse which has been attracting artists since 1993, the towers will have some feeble, regulated graffiti space. The backhoe's arrival marks the end of an eragoodbye to 5 Pointz as it's now known.
Funny fact of the day the coo of metroindustrialwrecking hired to demo 5 pointz owns an art gallery in long island fine art llc !— 5 Pointz (@5PointzNYC) August 22, 2014
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· 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Is Being Demolished Right Now [Curbed]
· All 5 Pointz coverage [Curbed]