The parking lot and two small brick buildings at the corner of Wooster and Grand are about to vanish. They have been, for some time, a beloved and well-used graffiti spot. In recent years, the lot’s walls have hosted a Banksy rat, a Fairey paste-up, and French street artist JR’s paste-up of a giant photo of a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. But it’s around the corner where the real fun happened.
Those walls belong to what’s known locally as the Candy Factory, a spot that the New York Times published a visual guide to in 2005*. It has changed many times since then—images constantly coming and going—but here comes the biggest change of all. The Candy Factory and the parking lot are wrapped in plywood and readied for condo-fication. The parking lot is being hammered and drilled.
(via Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York: Candy Factory)
* By me! Thus I am sorry to hear this news. I consider that wall a kind of landmark.