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10.09.13 Andy Cush

It’s unclear just when 5 Pointz will be demolished, but at this point, it looks like the Long Island City graffiti hallowed grounds is on its way out. Today, City Council will discuss whether to allow the Wolkoff family, the building’s owners, to demolish the warehouse complex in favor of high-rise condos. City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who […]

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06.19.13 Andy Cush

This summer may see the holy matrimony of two of the city’s biggest transit stories–Citi Bike and the G train. The beleaguered Brooklyn-Queens subway line will see tunnel closures for 12 weekends this year, and to compensate, the MTA is considering adding Citi Bike service to Greenpoint and Long Island City. Unlike the initial rollout of […]

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10.22.12 Andy Cush

Getting from Greenpoint to Long Island City and back will become a lot easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians if State Assemblyman Joe Lentol has anything to say about it. The Brooklyn politician hopes to add a bike lane to the Pulaski Bridge, which spans Newtown Creek, connecting the two neighborhood. Currently, the bridge […]

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09.19.12 Andy Cush

Over a decade ago, John J. Cooney began shooting footage of some of Long Island City’s iconic graffiti spots, including the historic 5 Pointz. This year, he shot many of the spots again, documenting what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. Here’s Cooney’s footage, presented in glorious split-screen–late ’90s on the left, 2012 on the […]

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12.28.09 Will Sherman

True to their word, Ad Hoc Art continues showcasing their artists despite the September closure of their permanent Bushwick space. The gallery recently coordinated a new wall painting by M-City, his New York debut in Long Island City. Stenciled in black and white, the mural featuring the Polish street artist’s signature collage of buildings and […]

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09.24.09 Will Sherman

MOMO and Sam3 finished their first collaborative painting last month, a head-scratching image in an abandoned Long Island City lot. The two street artists freestyled the single line portrait according to MOMO, who’s no stranger to continuous drawings after […]

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