Artists howl as developer moves to tear down Long Island City graffiti palace 5Pointz / Graffiti Mecca
“Anybody involved with 5Pointz feels it’s an asset to the arts community,” said Marie Flageul, a spokeswoman for the artist-run “aerosol art Center,” a former water meter factory that nourishes 1,000 artists per year.
“I hope New Yorkers wake up for once and take arms now instead of mourn later,” she said.
Community Board 2 will take up the controversial issue Wednesday, when David Wolkoff, president of the development company, is expected to present his plan for a 41- and 47-story tower. He will argue for a zoning variance on the grounds that the towers include amenities like an indoor rock climbing wall, simulated golf course and barbecue areas.
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