Vigil pays tribute to 5Pointz


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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


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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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Artists file suit to keep 5Pointz


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The fight is not over for 5Pointz. Jonathan Cohen, curator at 5Pointz for the past 11 years, and a group of 16 other aerosol artists announced they are filing a lawsuit in an effort to stop the demolition of the graffiti mecca. The announcement came a day after the City Council voted on October 9 […]

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5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote


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Developers have reached the final step in seeing the Long Island City graffiti mecca, known as 5Pointz, become two apartment towers. The City Council voted on Wednesday, October 9 to approve the land use application that would allow the Wolkoff family, owners of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, and developer G&M Realty […]

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LIC resident comes up with plan to relocate 5Pointz


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Photos Courtesy of Kris Schrey

As the demolition date of the graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz gets closer, one Long Island City resident has come up with a proposal to save the art that covers the building. Kris Schrey, co-organizer of the Long Island City Parents Group, proposed moving the art from 5Pointz onto the concrete walls surrounding MoMA PS1 […]

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Artists, residents voice outrage over 5Pointz demolition


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5Pointz will soon be gone, replaced by two high-rise apartment buildings. At a public hearing hosted by Community Board (CB) 2 on Wednesday area residents packed the MoMA PS 1 lobby to discuss the special permit application by thee Wolkoff family, owners of 5Pointz for decades, to build the complex. The plan looks to demolish […]

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Astoria’s The POP BAR to debut with July 4 bash, hot dog eating contest


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

This Fourth of July, The POP BAR, located at 12-21 Astoria Blvd., is making its debut in the western Queens neighborhood during a grand opening “Backyard Bash,” including live music, cold drinks and a hot dog eating contest.

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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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A Tribute to Survival at QTP


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The challenges faced by Holocaust survivors and their families are confronted by Jake Ehrenreich as he honors the survivors of that horrible era in his poignant one man show. Armed only with his music, his humor and his memories, “A Jew Grows In Brooklyn” simultaneously brings the audience to laughter and tears at Queens Theatre […]

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PEOPLE MAKING A BUZZ


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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS The listed local students have been recognized by their colleges or universities for the following achievements: GRADUATIONS Pace Law School Alokananda Dutta of Sunnyside – JD degree Charles F. Scott of Astoria – JD degree Aleksandr Khutoryansky of Flushing – JD degree Yulia Kourasheva of Flushing – JD degree Jiaying Song of Flushing […]

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