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5Pointz Faces Imminent Demolition

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Property owner says he'll likely raze structure within two weeks to make way for two high rises.

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5Pointz Closer to Being Razed as Development Plan Advances

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The graffiti mecca 5Pointz in Long Island City lost another battle in its fight for preservation as plans for two luxury apartment buildings on the site moved forward this week.

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Features

Plans to Raze Graffiti Landmark 5Pointz Move Ahead

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Plans are moving ahead to demolish the five-story graffiti landmark in Long Island City known as 5Pointz, where artists have been allowed to paint freely for more than a decade.

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WNYC News

Marathon Gives Boost to Businesses on Race Route

Friday, November 04, 2011

The New York City marathon that winds through all five boroughs on Sunday is one of the biggest moneymaking events of the year for the city and its businesses, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Artists Reimagine Development in Long Island City

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Urban farming systems, a waterfront promenade, a community kitchen and biodiesel trucks that double as artist studios. Those are some of the ideas behind a new show opening at The Noguchi Museum on Thursday, called "Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City."

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Long Island City Bakery Receives $1.1 Million in IDA Tax Breaks

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Long Island City, Queens wholesale bakery Pain D'Avignon will now have a lot more dough on its hands — and not just the kind it uses for its famous artisanal bread.

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New Subway Station Complex Unveiled in Long Island City

Friday, June 03, 2011

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Straphangers now have a new station complex at Court Square in Queens that links the No. 7, G, M and E trains.

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5Pointz, a Graffiti Landmark, Faces an Uncertain Future in Queens

Friday, April 29, 2011

In Long Island City, Queens, there's a five-story, mostly empty warehouse where graffiti is legal. It’s called 5Pointz, and for years, the building's owner has allowed graffiti artists to spray paint most of the facade.

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Know Your Neighbor

Mike, The Homeless Vet

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mike Monroe dreams of being a professional wrestler. For now, the 28-year-old is living in a shelter for homeless veterans in Long Island City, Queens.

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