Demolition begins at 5Pointz
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The walls have started to come down at the Long Island City site which was once home to the graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz. Demolition began Friday at the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street as crews teared down the back wall with bulldozers. Last month, Jerry Wolkoff, owner of the property, said he […]

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LIC nonprofit reaches Kickstarter goal
Photos Courtesy Local Project

Follow @aaltamirano28 One Long Island City nonprofit will be able to keep its home after a successful online campaign. Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization, started the fundraising on Kickstarter last month with a goal of raising $6,100 in order to help pay two months of rent. As of Tuesday, June 8, with three days […]

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LIC nonprofit Local Project turns to Kickstarter to survive
Images courtesy of Local Project

After having to move out of the building that housed 5Pointz, one nonprofit is turning to Kickstarter to help stay at the site it has called home for the past few months. Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization, has offered exhibitions, mentoring programs, classes, co-working space, residencies for artists and much more since starting in […]

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Nonprofit Local Project, Falchi Building seek artists for site-specific installation piece
Rendering Courtesy Jamestown Properties

One landmark Long Island City building is calling all artists to come and create. Nonprofit arts organization Local Project and the Falchi Building, located at 31-00 47th Ave., have come together to look for artists to collaborate on a site-specific installation piece in the 20-by-40 feet glass vitrines of the five-story location. “I’m super excited. […]

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Star of Queens: Cheryl Swiatkowski, Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Cheryl Swiatowski

COMMUNITY SERVICE: “My community service is really for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. I started volunteering in September of 1980 at St. Adalbert’s in Elmhurst, and after 1990 I continued on to take on additional roles with the Girl Scouts. I was asked if I could become a trainer, which was a volunteer […]

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