Wolkoff family

Several arrested for tagging whitewashed 5Pointz
Several arrested for tagging whitewashed 5Pointz
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/21/2013 at 12:39PM

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 [...]

Vigil pays tribute to 5Pointz
Vigil pays tribute to 5Pointz
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/19/2013 at 6:22PM

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 [...]

5Pointz GONE: Graffiti mecca painted over; vigil to be held
5Pointz GONE: Graffiti mecca painted over; vigil to be held
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/19/2013 at 9:57AM

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 [...]

Supporters hold rally to save 5Pointz
Supporters hold rally to save 5Pointz
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/18/2013 at 2:13PM

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]