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10 Reasons To Mourn The Loss Of NYC's Iconic Graffiti Mecca

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts

Last year, the street art community suffered a great loss when developers unexpectedly whitewashed New York City's well-known graffiti mecca, 5 Pointz...

New York's Graffiti Mecca Receives Another Makeover In Protest Of Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts

The Queens graffiti mecca 5 Pointz was whitewashed last year to make way for a high-end condo building. A lot of people, many of whom had tried to get...

5 Pointz Sprayed With 'Art Murder'

ANIMAL | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
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After it was buffed white, sanctified, and then desecrated by brands, 5 Pointz is still patiently waiting to be buried. The massive facility that once...

The Top 10 Arts Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

As we near the end of 2013, us nostalgia-happy folks here at HuffPost Arts & Culture are looking back at the art-centric events that made this year wh...

Mallika Rao

Artists Bid Sad Farewell To NYC's Graffiti Mecca

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.22.2013 | Arts

In a small bar in Queens where everyone seems to know everyone else’s name, a Frenchwoman is crying. She’s Marie Cecile Flageul, one of the le...

Artworks Disappear Overnight As 5 Pointz Graffiti Haven Is Painted White

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

Despite the efforts of many to save Long Island City's 5 Pointz from demolition, the renowned graffiti haven has finally met its end. The massive ware...

Where to See Cool Graffiti in New York City

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.

Demolition Of NYC Graffiti Haven Delayed

ARTINFO | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Though New York's City Council recently approved demolition plans for 5Pointz, paving the way for the destruction of the beloved locus of New York Cit...

Artists Mourn Impeding Demolition Of Famous Graffiti Haven

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

The 200,000-square-foot factory building that has become a veritable museum of New York's graffiti culture will soon be no more. The space is known...

5 Pointz Officially Set For Demolition

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

5 Pointz, New York City's graffiti mecca, is finally and officially set for demolition. Two large apartment complexes will take its place. The New...

5Pointz Street Art Haven Is Done For

gothamist.com | Scott Heins in Arts & Entertainment | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
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Somewhere an empty can of spray paint has rolled into a gutter, dented and rattling no more. This is it: 5 Pointz is done-for. In a City Hall press...

Extolling a Graffiti Holy Place

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

As graffiti culture continues to assert its place in modern art history even while continuing to expand and redefine itself on the street and in homes...

Brooklyn Street Art Presents: Best Images Of 2011

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's been an excellent year for street art all over the world and we've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from both big names and anonym...

Exciting Adventures For The Urban Explorer (PHOTOS)

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.21.2012 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Cities, it turns out, are from from monolithic. These urban adventures offer travelers a chance to escape from the normal without escaping to the woods.

WATCH: What Does A Year In New York Look Like?

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

With cooler temperatures moving in, can you even remember how summer in the city feels like? What about freezing temperatures and snow frosted subway ...

PHOTOS: 5Pointz 'Graffiti Mecca' Is Threatened By Redesign Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The 5Pointz graffiti collective could become a victim of gentrification. The iconic warehouse which is home to thousands of pieces by some of the m...