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A group of urban artists is suing Jerry Wolkoff, the owner and developer of the lot in Queens that was once 5Pointz and is now a construction site where two apartment towers are being built, for whitewashing their work without giving them enough time to retrieve it, the Daily News reports. The artists are claiming […]

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Beloved legal graffiti haven 5 Pointz is almost completely destroyed. The man responsible for its destruction now wants to pay tribute by naming his new condo units after the complex reports DNAinfo. Developer Jerry Wolkoff tried to trademark the name back in March, but that application was rejected because it was too similar to another trademark that’s already registered. […]

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As if a tiny wall on Elizabeth Street wasn’t enough to keep the majesty of 5 Pointz alive, now, a Long Island City gallery is carrying the torch as well. “Whitewash,” a show of artists involved in running the formerly graffiti-covered warehouse complex, opens April 5 at Jeffrey Leder Gallery, and aims to “explore the […]

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“5 pointz is gone,” reads this morning’s update on the aerosol institution’s Twitter. “Painted white overnight by the owner with police protection.” Pillowy white botches can now be seen spotting the building, covering up roughly 80% of the exterior pieces. Formerly referred to as the Phun Phactory, the massive building in Long Island City has operated […]

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