See how a historic monument to graffiti art was unrecognizably transformed into a luxury high rise with the personality of a sad hotel lobby.
SCOTUS Declines to Review 5Pointz Case, Cementing Settlement for Artists
The Supreme Court declined G&M Realty’s petition to review the case, upholding a 2018 federal court ruling that awarded $6.7 million in damages to 21 artists at the site.
James Turrell Indefinitely Closes MoMA PS1 Skyspace
After reports of an intruding luxury condo development, the artist requested that the museum close the work until the project’s construction scaffolding is no longer visible.
James Turrell’s Famous MoMA PS1 Skyspace Interrupted by Neighboring Luxury Condo Development
In the immortal words of Joni Mitchell, “They paved paradise and put up a
parking lot massive skyscraper.”
Judge Rules Developer Must Pay 5Pointz Graffiti Artists $6.7M [UPDATED]
In 2013, a real estate developer whitewashed a beloved stretch of street art. Now he will have to pay damages to 21 artists, a federal judge has ruled.
Jury Sides with 5Pointz Artists in Lawsuit Over Destroyed Graffiti
If the judge in the case follows suit, the verdict could set a remarkable precedent for the protection of graffiti and street art under the Visual Artists Rights Act.
A Glimpse Inside the Street Art–Themed 5Pointz Condos
The first renderings of the luxury development show its logo in wildstyle lettering and graffiti-inspired wall art in stairwells and lounges.
5Pointz Owner Reneges on Promise to Use Union Labor, Sparking Protest
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Long Island City yesterday to protest the almost complete absence of unionized workers at the 5Pointz redevelopment site — despite a promise by the project’s developer that he would only employ union workers for the job.
After the Fall of 5Pointz, a New Project Covers a Queens Building in Murals
On a three-block stretch of 21st Street in Long Island City, New York City’s economic and artistic evolution plays out in miniature.
Graffiti Artists Sue 5Pointz Developer for Whitewashing Their Murals
Nine artists are suing Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for destroying their murals when his company G&M Realty had the building whitewashed in November 2013.
5Pointz Developer Wants to Trademark “5Pointz”
The owner of 5Pointz, the former artists’ studio complex and graffiti center in Queens that is currently being demolished, is trying to trademark the name “5Pointz” in order to market the apartments that will be built on the lot.
Here Are the Bland Condos That Will Replace 5Pointz
NY YIMBY recently got a set of renderings of the structure that will take over 5Pointz’s burial ground at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.