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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...

Salvaging Lives

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald is devoted to motherhood. As a nun in the order of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, she lives and works in Queens, running the organization she founded, Hour Children, to serve as a halfway house for women emerging from prison.

New York's Graffiti Mecca Receives Another Makeover In Protest Of Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts

The Queens graffiti mecca 5 Pointz was whitewashed last year to make way for a high-end condo building. A lot of people, many of whom had tried to get...

"Breakfast at Zezima's"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Beer: It's not just for breakfast anymore. But the greatest beverage in the history of mankind, which guys often use to hook up with ...

Court In 5Pointz Case Publishes Decision

ARTINFO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
ARTINFO

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...

Artworks Disappear Overnight As 5 Pointz Graffiti Haven Is Painted White

Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts

Despite the efforts of many to save Long Island City's 5 Pointz from demolition, the renowned graffiti haven has finally met its end. The massive ware...

Where to See Cool Graffiti in New York City

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.

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.

Interracial Couple Assaulted In Possible Hate Crime

| Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner NEW YORK CITY — An interracial couple was assaulted outside a Long Island City eatery Saturday morning and police were probing...

Civilization: Monumental Materialism at MOMA PS1

Kari Adelaide | Posted 07.22.2013 | New York
Kari Adelaide

Colony, an ongoing module of the current exhibition Expo 1: New York, introduces a weekly rotation of artists living and working in the outdoor courtyard at MOMA PS1.

Socrates Sculpture Park Engages the Community With Its New Show, do it (outside)

Annie Fabricant | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

Socrates Sculpture Park and do it are a marriage made in heaven. Their concept and ethos reflect each other perfectly. Both are about, crucuially, community and ongoing collaborations, about loosening common preconceived notions about the hierarchies in art.

My Brand New Life: Feathered Zygote, I

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Was watchin' Lassie the other day on one of those channels that try to sell you catheters. Timmy was angry at his friend Scott for not caring that on...

Studio 34: Long Island City Open Studio Weekend

Susan Eley | Posted 07.21.2013 | New York
Susan Eley

Artists enjoy their most private moments in their studios, where the creative energies flow and the demons emerge in full force. Artist studios--backstage to the galleries, museums and other places of public art displays--are sadly, so little explored by the public.

Hotel Boom In Queens Brings Tourists Across The River

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 03.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A hotel boom is luring tourists out of Manhattan and across the East River to the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, where 15 hotels...

FDNY Reports Crane Collapse In Queens

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 03.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — With the popping of cables and the snapping of metal, a crane collapsed onto a building under construction near the East River waterf...

PHOTOS: Halloween Festival To Feature Doggie Costume Contest

DNAinfo | Posted 10.05.2012 | New York

LONG ISLAND CITY — We're not in Kansas anymore. The annual Halloween Harvest Festival will be returning to Socrates Sculpture Park, complete with...

Bloomberg Eats Popcorn And Meatloaf; Tips Well

Posted 08.31.2012 | New York

Alobar in Long Island City played host to Mayor Bloomberg this week, where he and a female friend dined on the restaurant's locally farmed spreads. ...

The SHoP Along The River: The Cool Design Firm Transforming New York's East Waterfront

Melanie Courbet | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Melanie Courbet

Commissioned by the City of New York, SHoP transformed and revitalized a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land into a renewed area that draws the fabric of the city to the East River.

PHOTOS: Socrates Sculpture Park

DNAinfo.com | Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer LONG ISLAND CITY -- When Mark di Suvero, a well-known abstract sculptor, moved his studio to th...

SUBWAY REPAIRMAGEDDON

Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

The 7 train, that vital artery connecting Times Square and midtown to Queensboro plaza and Queens, will be shut down for 11 consecutive weekends, The ...

Astoria Characters: The Aloha Lovers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.

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.

On the Culture Front: A Last Summer Hurrah at Flex Mussels and The Palms

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It turns out being stuck in the city for Labor Day weekend isn't so bad after all. I started Saturday evening at the West Village outpost of Flex Mussels, a mini-chain from Canada's Prince Edward Island.

Reactions Aboard The Brand-New East River Ferry

Posted 08.13.2011 | New York

The highly-anticipated East River Ferry, took its maiden voyage this morning and most tweets suggest it's a good, quick alternative to overcrowded tra...

Hate The L Train? Take This (Proposed) Ferry Instead!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For Greenpoint residents tired of relying on the infrequent G train for transportation, the city has a ferry good idea. The city plans to run a seven...