Our lives have always been somehow related to the Big Apple either by the ninja turtles and their sewers or since Christopher Wallace released his first punch lines in Brooklyn.
When you go to New York, two options appear. The first one is to get tricked and lose your time queuing forever to get into museums and other tourist traps. Or the second one, go “mile high away” conquer New York’s grid arrangement while staring at the roof ’s graffitis.
Each neighbourhood and block you see is a new discovery, a little bit like a museum but with the exception that it’s about bubbles, chrome and other fatcap styles either than old modernism crap. Let’s not forget that New York is to Graffiti as the Mesopotamia is to humanity...
Once you get there, don’t miss out the opportunity of visiting Jackson’s Avenue in the Queens. That’s exactly where’s the worlds temple of Graffiti is located : 5 Pointz. Graffiti artists from all around the world peregrinate each year in order to expose their piece of art and more importantly their akas. Meres One, pioneer of New York’s Graffiti, has transformed this brownfield into the key point of the street culture. Unfortunately, 5PTZ won’t last long. The owner wants to demolish these iconic walls in order to build a mall. Again, a myth is going to be demolished by the frenzy investors of New York. However, you still have some time to go and visit this place. For now, you can have a look at the following pictures.