G&M Realty to use 5Pointz name for new LIC residential towers: reports

The owners of what was once home to the iconic outdoor art exhibit 5Pointz – which has since been demolished completely – have reportedly announced that they will recycle the name for new residential towers taking its place. Jerry and David Wolkoff of G&M Realty tried previously trademarking the name but the U.S. Patent and […]

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5Pointz artists suing over whitewashing: report
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A group of 5Pointz artists who saw their work disappear when it was whitewashed is now suing the property’s owner over the loss, according to a published report. Nine of the artists who displayed their aerosol work at the former Long Island City graffiti mecca on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court Friday, […]

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Contamination cleanup of former 5Pointz graffiti mecca coming soon
5 Pointz during mid-demolition

Environmental remediation of the former 5Pointz site, the next step to transform the former graffiti mecca into a massive housing development, is set to begin soon following a public review. After investigating the Long Island City site, which comprises an entire block bounded by Jackson Avenue, Davis Street and Crane Street, developer Jerry Wolkoff and his […]

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Petition started to prevent developers from trademarking ‘5Pointz’ name
THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Supporters are coming together in an online petition to stop developer G&M Realty from trademarking the name “5Pointz” and using it on its upcoming luxury apartment towers. Jerry Wolkoff, owner of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street in Long Island City, and his company G&M Realty submitted an application early last year to have […]

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A year in photos: The Queens Courier looks back at 2014
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The Queens Courier is taking a look back at the year gone by, from the inauguration of a new mayor to the horrifying derailment of an F train under Queens Boulevard. The year saw more political ups and downs, tragedies and celebrations. Our high school basketball teams were champions and Queens was named the best place to visit in the nation. Looking forward to 2015, we […]

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