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