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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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Going to the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial

Flower at the memorial wtc4a webWhile the Freedom Tower is not yet completely built, it is still complete enough to function as part of the World Trade Center Memorial. The line to get in can be annoying and it is a long walk in. You have to go past metal detectors and x-ray machines. But once there, the memorial is respectful and pretty and the tower’s reflectivity of the sky adds to the allure of the memorial. If you are into photographing the Freedom Tower, wait until you have completely entered the memorial for your best shots. Catching the clouds and the …

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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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Redoing the site

My undying thanks to my daughter, Eileen Cruz, for her help in getting this site redesigned and restarted. I like it much better now, which hopefully means that I will update it and keep this blog a little better than I usually do. Went out today to Van Cortlandt Park. Unlike the other day when I saw my first Bronx beaver, today I only saw birds, but they were cool looking birds.

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The cardinal
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The wood duck
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The Bronx beaver

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