Eddie Mercer NYC

I used an iPhone app called Pro HDR for the first shot in Woodside Queens.

Shot the second one of the Brooklyn Bridge earlier tonight using an app called 360 Panorama.

Big Allis - God damn I love Queens NY

Came across these sunset shots of the Manhattan Skyline I caught last summer.

The rooftops in Chinatown taken from the Manhattan Bridge walkway. 

Panels on these trucks travel around the city opening minds .

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New York Organic Fertilizer Company

Captured the infamous NYOFC facility in the Bronx this morning with my iPhone’s camera. This place used to make organic fertilizer pellets that were sold in at a premium to companies like Tropicana which swore by their product.

This place actually baked raw sewage from the New York City system into solid dry pellets. I shit you not. Globs of raw sewage came in and were separated into giant industrial dryers. The toxic stench coming from the infamous smoke stacks in Hunts Point poisoned it for years.

The residents had to battle for over a decade to finally get this facility shut down. NYOFC’s legal fees keeping the place going were nothing compared to the profits they made. They were literally turning shit into money. Finally the city’s corrupt officials cut off the sewage we all were supplying once the scandal, and health problems that resulted started getting press.

The creepy atmosphere here still had a hint of sewage, that had no doubt been absorbed into the concrete and everything surrounding this place. I’m pretty sure there’s not many photographs floating around (pun intentional) of this dark place so I thought someone out there might enjoy.

Forgot the blackbook and ran out of paper to sketch on one day, so I decided to sketch in an old map book. Last sketch had something to do with the fact that both major NYC airports were in Queens.

Some shots I took here in New York City of OS Gemeos work.

Vampire Bat illustration (purposely blurred and distorted).

  • Nikon D700
  • Aperture: f/9
  • Exposure: 1/60th
  • Focal Length: 34mm

This is the unpainted detail layer of a 2 color Noam Chomsky stencil I cut out in 2010.

R.I.P. 5 Pointz

My first home train stop in New York City was 61st in Woodside. It was an express stop on the 7 line, and I’d pass by 5 Pointz every day. Eventually I’d only try to pick out the new work as it went up since I had the rest pretty much memorized.

Over the years I’ve shot hundreds, if not thousands of photos inside,  outside, and of 5 Pointz. I’ve been on the roof top, the basement, inside the studios and in some sort of sewing factory in there. It’s truly an amazing New York City landmark and for sure generates tourism.

I guess when all is said and done, the owners did put up with a lot of our bullshit. They even fought to let people paint there for years legally, without police harassment. I can’t really be mad at them for trying to make money on their own property now, after years of truly supporting a normally despised community. I hope some other property owners in Queens decide to one dat support public art the way these guys did until now.

I took these from different rooftops all over New York City using an iPhone app called 360 Panorama. If you’re following my instagram @all5boros you can see them shot live and in real time.

View overlooking Chinatown and Lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge.

  • Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
  • Aperture: f/9
  • Exposure: 1/160th
  • Focal Length: 37mm

Really Going to miss 5 Pointz R.I.P.