Contamination cleanup of former 5Pointz graffiti mecca coming soon


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5 Pointz during mid-demolition

Environmental remediation of the former 5Pointz site, the next step to transform the former graffiti mecca into a massive housing development, is set to begin soon following a public review.

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Petition started to prevent developers from trademarking ’5Pointz’ name


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Supporters are coming together in an online petition to stop developer G&M Realty from trademarking the name “5Pointz” and using it on its upcoming luxury apartment towers.

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A year in photos: The Queens Courier looks back at 2014


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The Queens Courier is taking a look back at the year gone by, from the inauguration of a new mayor to the horrifying derailment of an F train under Queens Boulevard. The year saw more political ups and downs, tragedies and celebrations. Our high school basketball teams were champions and Queens was named the best place to visit in the nation.

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Real estate roundup: Nothing imminent planned for Sunnyside Yards, City halts Rockaway homeless shelter plan


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Photo courtesy of Jim Henderson/ Wikipedia Commons

“The revelation last week that Amtrak is considering developing the Sunnyside Yards caught most people by surprise—including Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.”

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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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2013: The year in photos


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As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck and the best year for our readers.

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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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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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