If you are a fan of graffiti and street art, but prefer to admire it from afar instead of engaging in it yourself, a Long Island City warehouse features everything that you have been looking for.
The 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center (45-46 Davis St., Long Island City NY) serves as a 200,000-square-foot canvas and might just be the best place in the world to see the true art behind graffiti.
By taking the Queen-bound 7 train past Hunters Point Ave, you can see an elevated panoramic view of all of the artists who have contributed to the space, including Iz the Wiz. During the painting season, new pieces appear at the warehouse regularly. Painting space is assigned by the founder and curator Meres One.
It is advised that New Yorkers check out the space while they can as the property’s owner is currently attempting to destroy the warehouse and use the land to build high-rent condominiums. On Sundays, behind-the-scenes tours are currently available for $35 where you can also check out a live painting demonstration.
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