The luxury development is slated to include more than 1,100 apartments.
The board says the developers have engaged in an ‘artful manipulation of the rules to inhibit any further community review’
The meeting occurred less than two weeks before the board’s deadline to weigh in on the revised project
The development is on track to debut sometime in 2019
The 300-room hotel is also home to the new Museum of Street Art.
Jerry Wolkoff called the judge’s decision to award $6.7 million to 21 artists "ridiculous."
This follows the jury’s verdict in November last year, which ruled in favor of the 21 artists who sued the developer.
The jury has concluded that developer Jerry Wolkoff violated the Visual Artists Rights Act.
The under-construction rental complex has also started to get its siding
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.
The controversial development project seeks to pay homage to the site’s past as a "graffiti mecca" by incorporating artwork into its common spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.