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5Pointz in plans to be replaced: Conley

5Pointz in plans to be replaced: Conley
Graffiti artists (l.-r) Bags, Meres, Charm, and Dizm stand in front of some of the recently-repainted work at 5Pointz, including a new logo, in 2009.
Photo by Christina Santucci
By Rebecca Henely

Community Board 2 Chairman Joseph Conley said the board is waiting to hear back from the city regarding developer Jerry Wolkoff’s plans to replace Long Island City’s graffiti mecca 5Pointz.

Wolkoff, who owns the former factory at Davis Street and Jackson Avenue, gave a preliminary preview of his revised plans to CB 2, Conley said. His plans are awaiting an OK from the city Board of Standards and Appeals, Conley said.

The neighborhood art institution will be replaced with 1,000 residential units, retail space, loft spaces for artists and a common area/public open space for artists that would have walls for new graffiti murals, Conley said.

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