Life After 5Pointz

Months after a war of words led to white-washed walls and hurt feelings, it looks like the artists who worked at the graffiti Mecca of 5Pointz have found a new place to paint. A number of the artists who had their work displayed on the side of the Long Island City building have moved their […]

Wolkoffs Could Pay For Whitewashing 5Pointz

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The whitewashed walls of the “Graffiti Mecca” at 5Pointz in Long Island City could ultimately result in a hefty bill to the owners of the warehouse for monetary damages. Brooklyn Federal Judge Frederic Block issued a 27-page ruling on Nov. 20, which states, while “the Court wishes it had the […]

Artists Sad As 5Pointz Painted Over

Artists Sad As 5Pointz Painted Over

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer It was a day of grievance for the artists who watched the walls of the “Graffiti Mecca” at 5Pointz painted white during the early hours of Nov. 19. The property’s owner, Jerry Wolkoff, said he decided to paint over the walls of the warehouse between the hours of 3 a.m. […]

Judge Allows Demolition Of 5Pointz

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the 14-day temporary restraining order (TRO) came to its final hour on Nov. 12, a Federal Judge issued a brief statement that said he will not grant a permanent injunction to stop the demolition of the “Graffiti Mecca” at 5Pointz in Long Island City. According to Jeannine Chanes, one […]

5Pointz Artists Granted A Restraining Order

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After a group of 17 aerosol and street artists filed a lawsuit in an attempt to save the world renowned “Graffiti Mecca,” known as 5Pointz, in Long Island City, a Federal Court Judge granted them a 10-day restraining order on Oct. 17, which prohibits the Wolkoff family from developing on […]

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 […]