5Pointz Granted An Extended Restraining Order

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A Federal Judge has extended a restraining order preventing the demolition of the “Graffiti Mecca” at 5Pointz, giving the artists another 14-day win over the proposed development. According to Judge Frederic Block’s ruling on Oct. 28, the temporary restraining order (TRO) will extend through Nov. 12. The federal action, filed […]

Council Approves New Hi-Rises At 5Pointz

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The City Council approved a special permit on Oct. 9 to build a pair of high-rise buildings that will displace an iconic warehouse in Long Island City that has seen tourists from around the world because of the graffiti art it displays on its walls. Even though the Wolkoff family […]