Long Island City
A mere glance at this derelict warehouse on Davis Street in Long Island City, Queens (near MoMA PS1) might cause you to shrug it off as an eyesore. But take a few minutes to study the scrawled names and bright portraits and you'll see 5 Pointz for what it is: A gathering spot for the city's taggers, both novice and experienced. Bright bubble letters and stylized forms represent all walks of life that that have found their way to 5 Pointz — a true picture of New York's melting-pot culture. If you haven't seen it yet, you better do so soon; the developers of two large apartment complexes hope to tear the building down by the end of 2013, although members of the Long Island City community are fighting the demolition plans.
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