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5 Pointz redevelopment expansion gets unexpected community board support

The luxury development is slated to include more than 1,100 apartments.

Queens community board rejects proposal to expand towers at 5Pointz site

The board says the developers have engaged in an ‘artful manipulation of the rules to inhibit any further community review’

5Pointz developer holds private meeting with Queens community board

The meeting occurred less than two weeks before the board’s deadline to weigh in on the revised project

Long Island City’s 5 Pointz-replacing rental gets its facade

The development is on track to debut sometime in 2019

5 Pointz owners appeal $6.7M settlement verdict

A judge ruled in favor of 21 artists in February and awarded them the maximum possible damages.

Bowery’s new citizenM hotel honors 5 Pointz with street art museum

The 300-room hotel is also home to the new Museum of Street Art.

Federal judge upholds 5 Pointz settlement

The same judge that awarded 21 artists $6.7 million is sticking to his verdict.

5 Pointz owner plans to appeal $6.7M settlement verdict

Jerry Wolkoff called the judge’s decision to award $6.7 million to 21 artists "ridiculous."

5 Pointz graffiti artists awarded $6.7M by federal judge

This follows the jury’s verdict in November last year, which ruled in favor of the 21 artists who sued the developer.

5 Pointz developer broke law by whitewashing buildings, says jury

The jury has concluded that developer Jerry Wolkoff violated the Visual Artists Rights Act.

Trial over 5Pointz graffiti whitewashing begins

Artists whose work was destroyed by the whitewashing of 5Pointz meet in court with developer Jerry Wolkoff.

Long Island City’s 5 Pointz-replacing rentals near their full height

The under-construction rental complex has also started to get its siding

Long Island City’s 5 Pointz-replacing rentals reach new heights

Developed by G&M Realty, these buildings will eventually bring 1,115 apartments to the neighborhood, spread out between a 48-story and a 41-story story building.

First look inside the 5 Pointz-replacing rentals in Long Island City

The controversial development project seeks to pay homage to the site’s past as a "graffiti mecca" by incorporating artwork into its common spaces.

5 Pointz artists’ lawsuit over demolished work may proceed, judge rules

It’s been more than three years since the Long Island City graffiti haven was whitewashed, but the artists whose work was destroyed may finally get their day in court.

5 Pointz-replacing rental towers are on the rise in Long Island City

The erstwhile 5 Pointz site in Long Island City is basically unrecognizable what with the two-tower development at the site now several stories above ground.

5Pointz owner backtracks on promise to use union labor on rental towers, sparking outcry

Protesters converged on the former site of 5Pointz to denounce developer Jerry Wolkoff for broken promises to the community. The rally was over the lack of union workers at the construction site, where two residential towers are being built.

See the Progress on the Former 5Pointz Site, Soon to Be Huge Towers

Nearly two years after demolition began on 5Pointz, the much-missed Long Island City graffiti mecca, construction on the bland towers that will replace it is well underway. Eventually the site will be home to two huge rental towers.

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Work Begins on 48-Story Towers at LIC's Former 5Pointz Site

In a Brooklyn Lumber Yard, 'Graffiti Mecca' 5Pointz Lives On

5Pointz Developer David Wolkoff Sued by Son's Tutor

Excavation Begins For Soulless Rental Towers At 5Pointz Site

Graffiti Artists Sue Wolkoff Over Whitewashing of 5Pointz

See 5Pointz Go From Graffiti Mecca to Rubble in One Minute

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