5Pointz

Judge grants extension on 5Pointz restraining order
Judge grants extension on 5Pointz restraining order
West Angy Altamirano 10/29/2013 at 4:11PM

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 [...]

Judge grants 10-day restraining order for 5Pointz
Judge grants 10-day restraining order for 5Pointz
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/22/2013 at 3:51PM

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 [...]

Artists file suit to keep 5Pointz
Artists file suit to keep 5Pointz
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/16/2013 at 1:07PM

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 [...]

5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 4:18PM

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 [...]

Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 10:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ten years ago Carolina Peñafiel founded Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization. It has housed its headquarters and gallery space inside the warehouses of 5Pointz in Long Island City. Local Project gives back to the community by showcasing local artists and holding events with local groups. “It is a very welcoming space, it’s [...]

City Planning Commission approves 5Pointz land use application
City Planning Commission approves 5Pointz land use application
West Angy Altamirano 8/21/2013 at 3:08PM

5Pointz, the graffiti covered warehouses in Long Island City, are one step closer to becoming two high-rise apartment buildings. On Wednesday the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the land use application that would allow the Wolkoff family, owners of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, to build apartment towers to larger [...]

Arts nonprofit raises funds for new space as 5Pointz set to be demolished
Arts nonprofit raises funds for new space as 5Pointz set to be demolished
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 8/19/2013 at 4:53PM

As the wrecking ball gets closer to 5Pointz, one nonprofit that calls the graffiti mecca home is now looking for help to fund their new space once it’s time to move out. For the past five years, Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization, has housed its headquarters and gallery space at 45-10 Davis Street in [...]

Developers change 5Pointz plans, BP approves application
Developers change 5Pointz plans, BP approves application
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/17/2013 at 2:19PM

After receiving harsh disapproval from the Long Island City community, the developers who plan to turn the graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz into two high-rise apartment buildings have decided to make changes to their proposal. According to Joseph Conley, chair of Community Board (CB) 2, G&M Realty’s plan has been altered to include about 78 [...]

LIC resident comes up with plan to relocate 5Pointz
LIC resident comes up with plan to relocate 5Pointz
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/05/2013 at 11:02AM

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 [...]

Community Board votes down 5Pointz permit
Community Board votes down 5Pointz permit
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/07/2013 at 4:21PM

Artists and supporters of 5Pointz can breathe a little easier after Community Board 2 (CB 2) voted against the owner’s special permit application to develop the graffiti mecca into two high-rise apartment buildings. The Wolkoff family, who has owned 5Pointz for decades, plans to demolish the graffiti-adorned warehouses located on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street [...]