See Some of NYC’s Best Graffiti at 5 Pointz in Long Island City Before It’s Gone
Although we've raved about graffiti Mecca 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center many times in the past, we've never actually devoted a post to it, not even when Long Island City was our neighborhood of the month. And since this New York City landmark will most likely be demolished next year, we figure now's the time to encourage families to take their kids to see this amazing, constantly changing outdoor art installation before it's just a memory.
Since 1993, aerosol artists have been coming from around the world to decorate this 200,000-square-foot warehouse, one of the few places in NYC where graffiti artists and taggers can legally show off their skills. 5 Pointz helped spark the transformation of Long Island City from an industrial area into an edgy arts community. Now, with the neighborhood changing again, 5 Pointz is slated to be replaced with a pair of residential apartment buildings. But there's still time to take your family to see this one-of-a-kind attraction.