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.
The first renderings of the luxury development show its logo in wildstyle lettering and graffiti-inspired wall art in stairwells and lounges.
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.
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.
Yesterday’s defiant response to Tuesday’s 5Pointz whitewashing was rebuffed overnight, as the back-and-forth continues between members of the 5Pointz community and property owners Jerry and David Wolkoff of G&M Realty.