5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center (CLOSED)

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This Long Island City warehouse, treated as a 200,000-square-foot canvas, is one of the world’s best places to see the full spectrum of spray-paint art. Ride a Queens-bound 7 train past the Hunters Point Ave stop for an elevated, panoramic view of the names of NYC’s graffiti forebears—like Iz the Wiz—scrawled on 5 Pointz’s walls. New pieces appear regularly during the painting season, with concrete surfaces assigned by founder and curator Meres One. Go while you can: The property owner is securing permission to replace the warehouse with condos. Take advantage of the biweekly behind-the-scenes tours (Sun 2–3:30pm; $35; visit sidetour.com for details), led by Meres One, to watch a painting demonstration.


Venue name: 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center (CLOSED)
Address: 45-46 Davis St

Cross street: at Jackson Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Thu by appointment only; Fri–Sun noon–7pm
Transport: Subway: E, G, M, 7 to Court Sq
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The fact that this no longer exists but you tout it as one of the more popular things to do in the city instills no faith what so ever that you actually know of what there is to do in the city!

d m

What is left can be viewed from the 7 train (for a moment) right before the train enters Court House Sq station stop. There is a very large graffiti owl that can be viewed from the train. 

Vanessa B.

Please note that this is no longer there! They painted over all the pieces of art about two weeks ago : (. Such an amazing piece of NYC gone.


Sounds fantastic and I would love to see it! But $35 for a tour....get outta here!!!!! It's subway art!