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Say Goodbye To NYC's Beloved Graffiti Mecca With This One-Minute Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts

New York City's historic street art haven is no more. The abandoned building complex in Queens -- that once played home to a highly publicized tro...

Mallika Rao

5 Pointz Landlord Says His Luxury Condos Will Be Just Like The Graffiti Mecca He Destroyed | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts

The unlikely New York City landmark known as 5Pointz has been at the center of controversy ever since landlord Jerry Wolkoff whitewashed the complex...

5Pointz Landlord Claims He Owns The Name Of The Graffiti 'Temple' He Destroyed

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

Nearly a year ago today, a New York City institution disappeared in the weirdest of ways. Overnight, landlord Jerry Wolkoff whitewashed the walls of t...

Saddest Photos Ever

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts

Demolition on New York City's 5Pointz, perhaps the most iconic graffiti spot in the street art community, officially began over weekend as large-scale...

Here Are The Giant Luxury Towers That Will Replace New York's Most Iconic Graffiti Wall

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts

The whitewashing of graffiti mecca 5Pointz last fall has been a hard, slow-burning pill to swallow for street artists and New Yorkers alike. Here to d...

A Visual History Of New York's Late Graffiti Mecca

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Peeling Back Layers of Paint Offers Inspiration of a Different Kind Typically one needs to go down underground, over a fence, through a broken wind...

5Pointz Artists' Work To Be Featured In Gallery Show | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

QUEENS — 5Pointz artists are taking their work indoors this month. Several members of the well-known graffiti collective will be featured in a ga...

11 Stories You Missed In 2013 That Should Totally Be Made Into Movies

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

All the world's a stage. Whether you're a news junkie looking to read about some of the year's most compelling stories you might have missed, or yo...

5Pointz Founder To Paint Rag & Bone's Wall In Nolita | Posted 12.06.2013 | New York

NOLITA — Though he's lost his canvas in Long Island City, 5Pointz curator Jonathan Cohen — known by the graffiti tag Meres One — has found a new...

Court In 5Pointz Case Publishes Decision

ARTINFO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

On Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York published its decision on the application for an injunction by a group of a...

5 Pointz Wins Another Extension and Calls Out to Banksy for Help

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anthony Papa

The artists involved in this case are calling out to the famous English artist Banksy to join their cause to stop the demolition of 5Pointz, known as the graffiti Mecca of the world.

New York Art 'Treasure 5 Pointz Wins a Temporary Restraining Order

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anthony Papa

Last Thursday, a judge issued a 10-day temporary restraining order to the graffiti artists who have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to save the art they painted on 5 Pointz, the "graffiti mecca" of the art world, by stopping the demolition of the buildings located in Long Island City, Queens.

Demolition Of NYC Graffiti Haven Delayed

ARTINFO | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

Though New York's City Council recently approved demolition plans for 5Pointz, paving the way for the destruction of the beloved locus of New York Cit...

NFT Neighborhood Guide: Hunter's Point, Long Island City, Queens

Not For Tourists | Posted 12.04.2011 | Travel
Not For Tourists

LIC's industrial buildings were repurposed for studio space in the 1970s and 1980s, giving the neighborhood an artistic reputation. The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center dates to 1976 and is now aligned with the Museum of Modern Art.

Kubrick, 5Pointz & Tiger Blood | Highlights This Week

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From Julie Taymor quitting Spider-Man to Charlie Sheen's consumption of tiger blood, from the best painting exhibitions to the best acts at SXSW, from...

PHOTOS: 5Pointz 'Graffiti Mecca' Is Threatened By Redesign Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The 5Pointz graffiti collective could become a victim of gentrification. The iconic warehouse which is home to thousands of pieces by some of the m...