A photo I took in 2012 of Long Island City’s 5Pointz artist studio building, now on the road to being demolished. This was a film shoot I stumbled on that obviously was using 5Pointz as a background for “gritty” NYC. (One character yelled “Gentrification, bitch!” before the staged fistfight.) This part of New York City doesn’t really need more new condos or office buildings — in the 18 months since I took this photo, several new towers have popped up within a few blocks — but that’s the fate of this site. I hope something with similar chaos & exuberance pops up elsewhere in NYC … but where would it still be affordable?