A last-minute vigil was held at 5Pointz after it was recently painted over. Artists created tribute pieces on the spot to commemorate the hundreds of artworks that once were on the building’s walls. “At least now, for the first time ever, the loading dock will smell good,” 5Pointz currator Jonathan “Meres” Cohen joked as he lit several scented candles and placed them at the base of the building. — Tess McRae
5Pointz supporters comfort one another.
Artists hang tribute art on the Long Island City building’s walls.
A message on a nearby Dumpster reads: “Now it’s on!”
5Pointz curator Meres Cohen’s tribute piece on a gate across the street.