In a Brooklyn Lumber Yard, ‘Graffiti Mecca’ 5Pointz Lives On

5Pointz’s artists have been working at a Williamsburg lumber yard in the year since its Long Island City location was torn down. All photos by Robert Tutton

Nearly a year after the masterfully spray-painted walls of 5Pointz were torn down to make room for a pair of luxury high-rises—towers that could, somewhat unbelievably, bear the name of the fallen graffiti mecca—its familiar logo can be seen emblazoned above a Williamsburg lumber yard. From a massive tangle of gray and pink snakes abutting the Newtown Creek to a fiery Easter Island landscape, and of course the labyrinthine-lettered tags, the pieces adorning the outer gates and main building of M. Fine Lumber and Brooklyn Reclaimed, More

The Brooklyn Reclaimed Trestle Table

In this recent piece, we re-used the joinery that was existing in the old beams, re-configuring the 19th Century mortise and dovetail tenons into this new shape:

Company owner Merrit Fine said ” The table is a collaboration between our designer Hector Ducci and an unknown carpenter long deceased, each contributing with half of the joinery. It is our way of paying homage and remembering the carpenters who built up our city with their sweat and blood, 150 years ago.”