5Pointz Artists Win Another Small Stay of Building Demolition


Sixteen artists who filed a lawsuit against developer G&M Realty over the demolition of Long Island City graffiti compound 5Pointz received a bit of good news yesterday when Judge Frederick Block extended a restraining order against demolition preparation by another 14 days, through November 12.

Judge Block issued a similar 10-day order on October 21. The artists and their legal representation, which includes attorney Jeannine Chanes, invoked an obscure law prohibiting the destruction of artwork in a suit filed earlier this month.  Read More