- Posted December 18, 2013 by
Long Island City, New York
Farewell to 5PTZ-NYC
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Artist from all over the world have been coming there to paint their amazing murals and to everyone’s surprise the landlord decided that the warehouse will finally come down to make way for a new residential high-rise. Without any warning painters were hired to whitewash the outside of the building one night. Every single mural was gone in a flash.
I decided to take a last look at the place as a way to say farewell to 5PTZ. Driving toward the building last weekend made me very sad to see that is was truly gone. The yellow colorful building that has attracted graffiti lovers from all over the world was now just a warehouse in ruins with ugly white paint over what used to be graffiti. I am glad I was able to see all the great art work done throughout the years and take so many photos of amazing murals.