I just hear about this from my friend, Chris Baker. An architecture student at Ball State and a fellow hip hopper that's in love with architecture.
Gentrification wins again. The legendary Queens graf spot known as 5 Pointz will be no more. Instead develepors or building a 1,000 apartment complex. Read more at LIC Post.
We incorporated a “Save 5 Pointz” camaign in The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival this year but despite our effort and herculean efforts from graffiti advocates like Ralphie from the X-Men we are losing this wonderful piece of Hip-Hop. We need to find out what is to be done with the current pieces up.
“It’s official: The 5 Pointz graffiti icon will be coming down.
The application put forward by G&M Realty to demolish the site and erect 1,000 apartment units–370 more units than what is permitted under current zoning rules—was approved by the New York City Council this afternoon.