The open-air graffiti gallery known as 5 Pointz today started life as five-story factory in Long Island City, Queens. In the early '90s, the building was designated as a space where aspiring taggers and muralists could practice their craft without persecution. They had the landlord's permission.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York Francisco Fernandez's "Dream of Oil"
Over the last two decades, as a steady stream of aerosol artists have stopped by to leave their marks at 5 Pointz, it has transformed into something bigger--it's become one of the most prominent monuments to street art anywhere in the world.More »