The owner of the 5Pointz building is anxiously awaiting approval of a demolition permit by the city Department of Buildings to proceed with plans to develop two high-rise residential towers at the site. The graffiti covered 5Pointz building at 45-46 Davis St. is facing a wrecking ball under a plan that calls for two highrises– 41- and 47-stories that would feature a number of amenities, including a gym, media center, swimming pool, shops, restaurants, a supermarket, a park and open air concourse–and open space for work by graffiti artists. The 5Pointz canvas has been a favorite of urban artists since the early 1990s, when members of the “5Pointz Collective” turned the former manufacturing plant into a spray paint palate of graffiti art. In each subsequent year, artists have filled the building with up to 1,000 new graffiti designs. Graffiti artists gathered outside the 5Pointz building recently, to express their “anger and disappointment” with the plans for development of the site. Now there is a last chance to save 5POINTZ to help keep this cultural landmark. They need everyones help. What you have to do please find out after the jump!
1. Share this information with any media connections that you might have. We need to raise awareness with lightning speed!
2. Help get the City to recognize 5Ptz as a cultural landmark! Follow this link and download the form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/forms/request_for_evaluation.pdf
3. Respectfully complete it, in its entirety.
4. Include the following address: Pointz is 45-46 Davis St, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Finally, scan your completed form and email it to: marie@5PTZ.com