5Pointz113013-Meres5PointzRestInPowerThe 5Pointz family continues to morn the loss of their building in Long Island City.

People like to talk about the efficacy of art education as a way to help at-risk youth. For 11 years, under the direction of Meres One (top photo), 5Pointz offered that and so much more for the community. As one graffiti artist told us “the building may be lost but the movement will live on.”

Sculpture Artist: Hunt-Rodriguez

Photographs: Stephen Wise