photo: Paul Figura, October 2012
If you ever rode the 7 train through Long Island City, you experienced the talented spray art of top artists at 5 Pointz.
TimeOut New York reported on November 19, 2013 that the 5 Pointz building was painted white overnight, providing images that appeared to show the building’s previously graffiti-covered walls partially covered in white paint. A message posted to the 5 Pointz twitter account the morning of November 19 appeared to confirm the reports. Despite a lawsuit filed by 5 Pointz proprietors as well as a rally on November 16, 2013 to gain petition signatures to protect the building from demolition, the sudden whitewashing seems to indicate the destruction of the public art space is imminent.