We’ve done a few in-depth articles about the secrets of Central Park, such as what’s there that wasn’t in the original plan and some of its more naturalistic secrets. Here’s our top 10 list of our favorite secrets in this famous park!
We were preparing this article about the 5 Pointz Rally for publishing yesterday when the news first broke that the building had been whitewashed in the middle of the night. This piece was originally meant to be a narrative of the rally on November 16, when hundreds of people gathered at 5 Pointz Art Center in Long Island City to show support for the beloved graffiti exhibition space. This article has been revised as a tribute to 5 Pointz and their fight for survival.
This Wednesday November 13, 4 World Trade Center will officially open. As the first new WTC building to open since 7 World Trade Center was finished in 2006, this marks a great milestone in the progress of post 9/11 reconstruction. It’s also the first building to open on the actual original World Trade Center site.
Last week, The Municipal Art Society held the first celebration in the building: the 2013 MASterworks Award ceremony. We had the honor of attending the event and shooting these photographs of the building, the space, and the breathtaking views from the 72nd floor. (more…)
5 Pointz, the largest legal aerosol art exhibit in the US is a cultural gem slated to be destroyed – but the artists won’t go down without a fight. Last week, the City Council approved the plans for two enormous residential towers, for which the iconic 5 Pointz building will be demolished. The approval was heartbreaking yet unsurprising news to artists and fans alike. But the next morning, 5 Pointz filed a lawsuit to prevent developers from tearing down the building.
Last week, the iconic 5 Pointz Art Center in Long Island City lost another battle in its fight for survival. On August 21, 2013, the New York City Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve development plans for two high-rise residential towers, for which the 5 Pointz building will be demolished. The City Council now has 50 days to approve the Planning Commission’s decision. If the Council does not hand down a decision the project is considered approved. Meanwhile, 5 Pointz advocates continue their petition campaign to have the location landmarked, and are planning a rally.