Sunday, August 24, 2014

5 Pointz being demo'ed

From CBS 2s:

The 5Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens – once a haven for graffiti artists – was under demolition Friday.

Heavy trucks began demolition of the building at 45-46 Davis St. in Queens Friday. The building is being torn down to make way for luxury apartments.

The demolition will take three to four months to complete.


We're Queens - We Can't Have Nice Things said...

NYC is so boring - soon every interesting aspect will have been destroyed.

Thank God Paris doesn't feel the same way - it would look like LIC - yuck!

Anonymous said...

An eyesore to be replace by another bigger "Acceptable" eyesore. So who give a shit?

JQ said...

luxury tower=city sanctioned vandalism

there was a story in new york magazine a few weeks ago about all this development and these towers are just deposit boxes for investors.these goldbrickers are not even going to be living in these apts. most of the time.

I have a feeling airbnb is going to play a factor in who's going to occupy these places.these ostentatious tacky towers aren't going to be the only ugly sights in LIC.

Ned said...

GOOD RIDDANCE, all that cryptic graffiti literally would put on vomit threshold during numerous dreaded #7 train endeavors!!
That thwarting mess was so repugnant these tacky tower barracks springing up are Michael Angelo's in contrast.

Graffiti is best served in the bathroom stall when it makes someone smile while they're taking a piss.


Anonymous said...

What a grim, stupid world "Ned" lives-in.

People must breathe a sigh of relief when you exit.

Anonymous said...

The criminals breathe a sigh of relief anon. Because they know now that based Ned is gone they are free to mug all the liberal fools that remain and are absolutely unarmed.

Anonymous said...

Complain to the owner of 5 Ptz who is no dummy when a golden opportunity knocks. The family made $millions. Good for them. Who wouldn't jump at this ?

Anonymous said...

I have an idea: Build a factory that makes water meters and steam pressure gauges there.

Anonymous said...

So much for Queens being a 'cultural destination' - you pour millions into that supper club entertainment venue in Flushing Meadows, and a handful of institutions too clumsy to fund themselves as the A list institutions do in Manhattan (but they DO provide empty blather for Jimmy - our cultural czar of Queens.)

And you put a bunch of 40 story buildings next to a toxic noisy trainyard without a scap of community supporting infrastructure anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ill bet five dollars "Ned" isnt from Queens or NYC for that matter.