What a thrill it was to round the bend on the 7 train into Long Island City and see the crazy, vivid vista of 5 Pointz, covered in graffiti art. Through the scrim of the dirty train window, all that color.
You felt it in your chest. In your heart. That flutter. That sudden flooding of feeling. Remember that?
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Then they whitewashed it and demolished it.
And here's what it looks like now when you round that bend.
Just a muddy pit. The footprint of what will be more glass, for glitz, more generic towers for more generic life.
New York, we are fucking everything up.