The loss of 5 Pointz? March 08 2011
There's been some unhappy news going around that 5 Pointz in Long Island City will be redeveloped into something more marketable like a residential tower or luxury shopping mall. The saddest part that came to mind is how many people either do not know what 5 Pointz is or that, once it is gone, no one will remember it except some of us 90s hip hop kids. I won't get into some soliloquy about what this place has been or whether or not the owner deserves it or does not. This is one of those places that should be remembered and respected as more than just a slum for hoodlums with spray cans. The world turned this way to see a community based upon a modern art form. And it did not disappoint. Period.