One of my favourite past-times in New York is visiting one of the many flea and/or food markets on the weekend, such as the Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg or Hell’s Kitchen Flea. During my last visit I got to visit the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side and the LIC Flea & Food in Queens … More NYC. Markets: Hester Street Fair and L.I.C. Flea & Food
Last night 80% of the famous graffiti mecca “5 Pointz” in Queens were painted white, the first step to turn the old warehouse into luxury condos. A sad day for graffiti lovers all over the world and especially those, who fought for it’s upkeep within the last years. 5pointz has been a must on my … More NYC. Queens. 5Pointz is gone.
The Gantry Plaza State Park is located right at the East River in the Long Island City nighborhood of Queens. I first visited this park in March 2012 and went back there last September. My favourite part of the park are the hammocks: If you’re not lucky enough to score a free hammock, the sunbeds are … More NYC. Queens. Long Island City. Gantry Plaza State Park. summer edition.
this huge advertising for pepsi is located within the gantry plaza state park in hunters point/long island city in queens, right at the east river. the sign, which was constructed in 1936 and is 120-foot long and 60-foot high, used to be atop the pepsi bottling plant (which closed in 1999) and was moved to the park … More nyc. queens. long island city. the pepsi cola sign.
all photos are from september 2012, more photos from that visit are here. more information about 5pointz in this post or on 5pointz.com Related articles NYC. Queens. 5Pointz is gone. new york city. really has it all. part II. NYC. Manhattan. 14th Street / Eight Avenue station. Life Underground by Tom Otterness. NYC. Brooklyn. … More nyc. queens. long island city. 5pointz. graffiti mecca.
more 5pointz: in march 2012, in september 2011, nas, amy winehouse and whitney houston & jam master jay murals
1. manhattan bridge seen from dumbo / 2. i stayed in crown heights – loved it (booked via airbnb.com) / 3. the brooklyn ice cream factory and the brooklyn bridge / 4. 5pointz in long island city, queens / 5. & 6. a trip to coney island /7. & 8. another beach trip to the … More nyc. brooklyn and queens. with instagram.
after seeing mynycphotography’s post i realized that i never posted the pictures i took at 5pointz last march – except for my 2 favourites. so here is some more 5pointz awesomeness:
“Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre riverside oasis that boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the park’s four piers or through the park’s manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Along the way take a moment to admire the … More nyc. queens. long island city. gantry plaza state park.
my two favourite pieces from this years visit to 5pointz – honoring whitney houston and jam master jay of run dmc. last year my favourite pieces were the ones of amy winehouse and nas. more information about 5pointz in long island city in my previous post or on 5ptz.com.