Meres - The Mayor of 5Pointz
The countdown to the demolition of 5Pointz Aerosol Art center has begun. On August 21, 2013, the New York City Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve plans to build condos on the 5Pointz site.
Also know as "The Institute for Higher Burnin'" and originally established in 1993 as a program called "Graffiti Terminators to Discourage Graffiti Vandalism" the 200,000-square-foot factory building known as "5Pointz Aerosol Art Center" is a place where around 200 artists pay below market rents for studio space. Most leases end tomorrow.
The artists are trying to save 5 Pointz but their chances are slim to none. So if you live near New York you should go and see 5Pointz now. Be sure to take the Seven Train and view the building from the elevated subway on the approach.