Tonight after work, I jumped on the E train and, to my surprise, was in Long Island City only 25 minutes later. It was my first trip out there and worth it to see one of New York’s hidden gems: 5 Pointz.
5 Pointz – a nod to the five boroughs – is known as ‘graffiti Mecca’ and it’s a mix between absolute mankiness and total magnificence. It’s a massive factory covered in the most beautiful, varied graffiti which is updated nearly every weekend by artists from all over the world.
Ever since I took the graffiti tour in the LES – and developed a heightened awareness for street art – I’ve been keen to go to 5 Pointz. And it didn’t disappoint. I just couldn’t take it all in; I kept noticing new details or hidden pieces in places I swear I’d already looked.
Have a peek! And get there before it closes in September!