5Pointz

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 [...]

Artists, residents voice outrage over 5Pointz demolition
Artists, residents voice outrage over 5Pointz demolition
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/23/2013 at 4:12PM

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/22/2013 at 8:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Wednesday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70. Winds from the SSW at 10 to [...]

After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 12/28/2012 at 9:52AM

At the edge of Long Island City, where warehouses haunt like rusty fossils of an industrial past, obscured by the elevated subway tracks, street art fights for survival. Encircled in graffiti-wrapped sarcophagi, the low brow legacy of Local Project and 5Pointz await doomsday, untouched by the sterile glass high-rises that erupt from the ground almost [...]

Lady Pink: Graffiti’s feisty first lady
Lady Pink: Graffiti’s feisty first lady
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 9/17/2012 at 10:26AM

Graffiti was a man’s world— until she painted it pink. Lady Pink, graffiti’s first and fieriest female figurehead, still reigns supreme as an icon in the American art arena. While her medium switched from subway cars and cinderblock walls to canvas over the years, the Astoria-based creative is still spreading her message — art is [...]

Local artists angry over plans for 5Pointz
Local artists angry over plans for 5Pointz
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 7/03/2012 at 1:36PM

Taggers armed with cans of spray paint who flocked to leave their mark on the paint-laden walls of graffiti mecca 5Pointz may soon be searching for another canvas. The 200,000-square-foot Long Island City graffiti art exhibition space, home to over 350 multicolored murals, could soon be knocked down in favor of building two high-rise apartment [...]