Artists gilf! and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) collaborated Saturday night to put a large yellow tape around the Jackson Avenue side of the Long Island City building with the words “Gentrification in Progress.”
When Long Island City resident Cristian Torres is on the job as a plumber, he sees more than just pipes and pressure gauges.
Two months after the 5Pointz building was whitewashed overnight, the artists are still going strong now presenting their artwork at a Long Island not-for-profit art center.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]