5Pointz Artists Sue To Stop NYC Graffiti Mecca Demolition
By Igor Kossov
Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 3:24 PM ET) -- A group of graffiti artists sued real estate developer G&M Realty LP in New York federal court Thursday, seeking an injunction preventing the company from demolishing and redeveloping 5Pointz, a street art exhibit covering the walls of otherwise unused industrial buildings in Long Island City.
A day before, G&M Realty got approval from the New York City Council to demolish its 200,000-square-foot space in Queens and build housing towers in its place. However, the "Graffiti Mecca" contains over 350 original works of aerosol art, the destruction...