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5 pointz – The Institute of Higher Burning, A place for street art

5 ptz is a five-story, block-long industrial complex building in Long Island City, located at 45-46 Davis St. which allowed curated street art to be spray painted onto their walls.  However, 12 years of art work has been destroyed.  After a protracted legal battle in which the owner wishes to tear down the building and build condominiums, he had all the art painted over with white paint.  The building is still standing but all the art is no longer visible.    Now, its his building to do whatever he wants with, but since he wasn’t destroying the building yet, it seems a shame to destroy the art.  Some of the art was very talented, and most of it was very original in …

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Street Art and 5 pointz

y u no love me web thinknyc web psychedelic spray can web food chain web dalai lama web beauty and the beast webI’m not one who appreciates graffiti much, no matter how the calligraphy looks, But street art can be absolutely astounding. This was the case at 5 pointz an old factory building that exists to highlight graffiti and street art. I”d heard about it before, …

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