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5Pointz in plans to be replaced: Conley

Developer Jerry Wolkoff is awaiting the OK from the BSA to turn graffiti mecca 5Pointz into a mixed-use property.
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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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Rick D from Bellerose Manor says:
"...and a common area/public open space for artists that would have walls for new graffiti murals..."

Well, if this public open space and graffiti wall actually get put in place, either the whole development'll look like a slum in no time at all, or...

On second thought, there is no 'or'. I guess the developer will make his money and disappear, leaving another horrid dumpy-looking development in place.
July 4, 2012, 8:19 am

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