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5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-0185Pointz from 3rd floor of demolition. Photo by franklyfrank

The last time we heard from urban explorer __Macgyver and his crew, they were creating pyrotechnic fire art in New York City’s abandoned subway stations. This time, they’ve hit up the demolition at the beloved street art haven, 5Pointz which was whitewashed last year. In an evening raid, __MacgyverMr_Dume, Jenyc_photography, _Fabricios_franklyfrank and thompsonlxs_ capture what they describe to us as “a last hoorah” for 5Pointz. According to __Macgyver, 5Pointz “literally looked like it was blown away by a tornado.” Yet some of the street art was still intact. With a central building already down and the rest prepared for the wrecking ball, it is likely that 5Pointz will come down imminently.

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-016Photo by Jenyc_photography

Inside, cinderblocks jammed the staircases from being thrown into the windows. Exposed nails creep up through debris-filled floors and weak wooden floorboards show the long period of decay and abandonment.

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-011Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-006Photo by Mr_Dume

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-012Photo by Jenyc_photography

In our last report, demolition had begun in the wooded section behind the main building. Demolition of the central area clearly shows the amalgamation of buildings that once made up the Neptune Meter Company (read about its history here). In one of the older buildings, the group came across what were the remnants of an extensive bootleg DVD operation clearly left in a hurry.

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-023Photo by franklyfrank

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-002Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-009Photo by Jenyc_photography

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-005Photo by _Fabricios_

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-010Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-020Photo by franklyfrank

5Pointz-Demolition-Roof-Long Island City-Queens-Street Art-Graffiti-NYC-6Photo by MPQnyc

5Pointz-Demolition-Roof-Long Island City-Queens-Street Art-Graffiti-NYC-4Photo by M.P.Q.

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-026Photo by thompson

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-001Photo by Mr_Dume

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-003Photo by Mr_Dume

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-021Photo by franklyfrank

5Pointz-Demolition-Roof-Long Island City-Queens-Street Art-Graffiti-NYC-2Photo by MPQnyc

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-024Photo by Thompson

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-025Photo by Thompson

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-007Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-005Photo by Mr_Dume

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-022Photo by franklyfrank

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-015Photo by Jenyc_photography

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-007Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-027Photo by Thompson

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-008Photo by Jenyc_photography

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-010Photo by Jenyc_photography

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-002Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-004Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014Photo by __Macgyver

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYC-Fall 2014-012Photo by Jenyc_photography

5Pointz-Demolition-Roof-Long Island City-Queens-Street Art-Graffiti-NYC-3Photo by MPQnyc

5Pointz-Interior Demolition-Rooftop-StreetArt-Long Island City-Queens-Urban Exploration-NYCFall 2014-008Photo by Mr_Dume

Read more about 5Pointz on Untapped Cities, including a look at Baxter the graffiti cat rescued from 5Pointz, the last B-boy breakdance battle that went down there and photos the morning of the white-washing.

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