Lee Quiñones is an elder statesman of street art. His graffiti subway creations — called “top-to-bottoms” for the way they covered the car’s entire exterior — established his legendary status as they rode untouched for years. Still active today, Quiñones spoke with Vulture about his history in New York and the state of street art in the city. He discusses Banksy’s New York residency, the demolition of the legendary Long Island City graffiti mural space 5 Pointz, and more.