Real estate roundup: 5Pointz moves to new demolition phase, 22-unit mixed-use building proposed for Astoria


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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“Demolition has moved into a new phase at 45-46 Davis Street, the former home of 5Pointz. The last time we checked in, construction crews had erected fences on Davis and Crane Street. More recently, they put up the scaffolding on the Jackson Avenue side, shown in the first photo.”

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Real estate roundup: 5Pointz demolition progress


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Jeremiah's Vanishing New York

“You can see the destruction as you roll past on the 7 Train, looking down into rubble. And get a closer look on the ground, through a grimy plastic window in the plywood demolition fence.”

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5Pointz artists share their ‘whitewash’ experience through work in LIC exhibit


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Photos by Orestes Gonzalez

A group of 5Pointz artists have put their emotions and experiences on canvas, reflecting the day they found their graffiti mecca hidden behind white paint.

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Artist behind 5Pointz banner hopes to open dialogue on gentrification


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Photo by Andy Kim

A duo of Brooklyn artists hope their recent stop in Long Island City will help open the door to a solution.

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Several arrested for tagging whitewashed 5Pointz


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

A day after 5Pointz was covered in white paint, a group of young fans were arrested and charged for tagging the once aerosol art covered building. Three individuals were arrested and slapped with graffiti and criminal mischief charges after being caught writing on the building, located at 22-50 Jackson Avenue, on Wednesday at approximately 5:50 […]

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Vigil pays tribute to 5Pointz


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Updated Wednesday, November 20, 11:10 a.m.  Artists and fans from all over the city came together Tuesday evening to pay respect to the Long Island City graffiti mecca 5Pointz after it was whitewashed overnight. As part of the vigil, attendees gathered on the loading dock, lit candles, put up artwork on […]

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5Pointz GONE: Graffiti mecca painted over; vigil to be held


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO  5Pointz is no more. The Long Island City graffiti mecca was washed away in white paint overnight just a couple days after hundreds of artists and other supporters attended a rally to save it. Some remnants of the aerosol art can still be seen, but the battle to save 5Pointz has […]

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Supporters hold rally to save 5Pointz


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THE COURIER/ Photos and video by Angy Altamirano

The fight to save 5Pointz is not over. Days after a Brooklyn judge issued a ruling against a request of preliminary injunction looking to protect the aerosol art on the graffiti mecca, hundreds from all over the five boroughs gathered at the Long Island City site to rally and show support. The judge also dissolved […]

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5Pointz supporters not giving up after judge’s ruling


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Updated 5:45 p.m. :  Although a Brooklyn judge has given 5Pointz the thumbs down, artists and supporters are still not giving up. Judge Frederic Block of the Brooklyn Federal Court issued a ruling on Tuesday against a request of preliminary injunction by Jonathan Cohen, curator at 5Pointz, and a group of 16 other aerosol artists, […]

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Judge grants extension on 5Pointz restraining order


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The small victories keep coming for 5Pointz. Judge Frederick Block of the Brooklyn Federal Court granted Jonathan Cohen, curator at 5Pointz for the past 11 years, and a group of 16 other aerosol artists an extension to their initial 10 day restraining order on Monday, more than a week after they appeared before the court […]

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Judge grants 10-day restraining order for 5Pointz


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5Pointz has won a small battle. Judge Frederick Block of the Brooklyn Federal Court granted Jonathan Cohen, curator at 5Pointz for the past 11 years, and a group of 16 other aerosol artists a 10-day restraining order on October 17, after they appeared before the court looking to file a lawsuit in an effort to […]

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