This industrial complex-turned-art exhibit in Long Island City boasts 200,000 square feet of graffiti coated walls, making it one of the largest street art collections in the world. 5Pointz gets its name for uniting the five boroughs of New York City, though in reality it attracts graffiti artists who hail from everywhere between Brazil to Japan.
But there are other plans for 5Pointz. Next year in September they will start to demolished the area and build two high-rise residential buildings so hurry now if you want to get some great photo shots.
You can either visit the site on your own or take a side tour:
- Visit one of the largest street art exhibitions and enjoy insights from curator Meres One
- See a live demonstration of spray painting
- Get up to 5Pointz’s rooftop to catch the best view of Manhattan’s skyline
US$35.00 /per person
More than 300 sites around New York City will open to the public for the annual highlight Open House New York. From new hotels and private residence to in – progress parks and historic buildings.
A popular choose might be designer Apryl Millers fantastical whimsical Upper East Side Home or the TWA Flight Center at JFK, the Wythe Hotel, the 7 World Trade Center and One Museum Mile and Via Verde in Bronx – a new eco-friendly affordable housing development.
The Gershwin Hotel is a popular Art loving hotel in the Flatiron area. Every corner of the hotels is filled with art they love: from Andy Warhol to Stefan Lindfors to Banks Clayton, from old-schooler Billy Name to the freshest egg in the bin – Michael Lin.
Read what other travelers say about the Gershwin Hotel on TripAdvisor
A legendary hotel, Shakespeare´s fallen hero, a film noir shadow of suspense.
The play Sleep No More will move, inspire and probably leave you sleepless. It is such a intense unique experience. Don´t miss it!
London’s Punchdrunk Theatre Company runs Sleep No More, an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy through the lens of a film noir movie. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, and everyone’s journey is different and unique.
It has no stage, no seats, takes place in a labyrinth of oddly decorated rooms and everyone who attends Sleep No More is required to wear (and keep on) a Venetian carnival-style mask. You are also asked not to utter a word during the two and a half hours you are given to follow the characters of your choice from room to room. But you are encouraged to poke around in corners and trunks and bookcases. You can get up close to the actors but just don’t touch them, though they may well reach out and touch you…..
At the McKittrick Hotel, 530 West 27th Street, Chelsea; (866) 811-4111, www.sleepnomorenyc.com
Approximate running time: 2 1/2 hours.