The days are numbered for the Long Island City graffiti mecca, 5 Pointz. Anyone who hasn't visited should get over there now to see this visually stunning bastion of colorful artwork before the bulldozers arrive to make way for yet more residential high-rises.
Pictures just don't do it justice, but here are a few from this past weekend:
See more photos at my Flickr page.
For many more photos, just do a GIS for 5 Pointz.
With the loss of 5 Pointz and NYC real estate so out of control, where will artists go for affordable work studios? Will there be any place left in the city for young (and old) creatives when every scrap of land is turned into luxury housing and retail?
To visit, get subway directions here. And, while you're there, check out MoMA's PS1, which is just across the street.