Wednesday, March 16, 2016

5 Pointz Pit

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?

from Untapped Cities

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.


Gregoire Alessandrini said...

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Nothing like it, & yes, it did take your breath away. Different, & on a much smaller scale, I do love visiting Welling Court in Astoria - some beautiful work there.

Ken Mac said...

we aren't fucking everything up, it's the global greed merchants