The Corner Of This New York City Neighborhood Thrives As A Canvas For Talented Street Artists

So many masterpieces in plain sight.

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Nearly two years ago, 5 Pointz — a mecca of graffiti and street art visible on New York City's 7 train as you pass through the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City — was demolished in favor of a new residential project that is currently being built.

Fans lamented the loss of the old warehouse complex adorned with artwork from some of street art's best in favor of another no-personality-having condo. Nothing will ever compare to 5 Pointz, but Queens is retaining its status as a street art-respecting borough.

Since 2009, the Wellington Court Mural Project in neighboring Astoria has embraced street art along its walls. Today, some 140 murals populate the outdoor project, featuring contributions from well-known and rising stars within the discipline.

A Plus took a stroll through the neighborhood to see first-hand the gorgeous paintings that adorn neighborhood businesses and homes. Check out our pictures below, but definitely visit in person and the Instagram account to see the creation of some of these pieces and to learn more about the artists.

Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons
Photo: Joel Lyons