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5 Pointz artist paints mural on the exterior wall of Hunters Point restaurant

Photo via The Green Street LIC

Nov. 3, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

The Redbird model 7 train rolled back in to LIC this week to a permanent home in the LIC landscape—painted on the side of a local restaurant.

Katherine Oh, the owner of The Green Street LIC, a new paleo Korean barbecue restaurant at 10-39 47th Road, commissioned 5Pointz founder Jonathan “Meres One” Cohen to commemorate the symbol of old-time LIC on her restaurant.

“Meres grew up in Queens like I did, and back in the day the 7 train was red, so I kind of wanted a symbol of the old LIC,” Oh said, adding that her restaurant’s industrial décor also fit with that idea.


The Green Street LIC frontage (LIC Post)

“When you used to pass by Court Square you would always see 5Pointz and now that its gone, so we wanted to bring a little bit of that spirit back, and Meres was the perfect person,” Oh added.

The artist captured the LIC spirit in the details, replacing the train serial number with letters in homage to 5Pointz and adding his signature light bulb design to the mural, which appears in much of his work.

Oh said that when commissioning the work, she told Meres One that she wanted the red 7 train and the name of her establishment above, but aside from those details gave him free reign.

The mural spans the 100-foot wall on the side of the restaurant, and took the artist about three days to complete.

Oh opened The Green Street LIC last month, focusing on paleo-friendly Korean barbecue and Mediterranean dishes.

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Paleo friendly BBQ? Since when did cavemen make BBQ?

Just call it healthy Korean BBQ and Mediterranean

The mural looks great. I saw him painting it and was grateful to see a local business paying tribute to our local artists


Don’t like the boring white background and the floating typography, the red isn’t the right color as the old No. 7, and the flat perspective of the train isn’t especially dynamic.


Yes, I’m serious. You put your art out there then expect a reaction, especially on this blog. The mural is fine, but it would have been better if the train looked like it was actually moving and three-dimensional. It’s a flat cardboard cut-out version of a train car. Not bad, but not great.


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