A group of people was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tagging the 5Pointz Building in Long Island City, Queens, two nights after the street art mecca was whitewashed – according to a published report.
For the past 20 years, graffiti artists have been allowed to use the building as a canvas, but last month the owners got the city’s permission to tear 5 Pointz down and build 800 luxury condos and 200 affordable units.
This was third annual “State Of The Platforms” report but the first time the Straphangers Campaign conducted a census of all 862 platforms in the subway system.
A Brooklyn building owner has hired security guards and installed a metal gate to protect a work by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy.
Graffiti artists won a round in court against developers who wanted to tear down their canvas, the famous Queens graffiti Mecca known as 5 Pointz.
The renowned British street artist, whose keeps his identity secret, is doing a month-long “residency” in New York, using the city’s walls as his canvas.
Just minutes after Banksy posted his new piece Tuesday, crowds quickly gathered to admire the drawing on a building on Staple Street at Jay Street in TriBeca.
As elusive street artist Banksy continues his month-long “residency” in New York, devoted fans are watching every day to find out where his latest work might turn up.
It’s a busy day for the New York City Council.
Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg is the son of Holocaust survivors. This is the second mayoral campaign sign in Edison to be defaced in the past three weeks.
The elusive British artist Banksy has been the talk of New York in recent days, since his graffiti works have begun appearing around the city in what he called an attempt to “host an entire show on the streets of New York.”
A school on Long Island was vandalized with racial graffiti this past weekend, and police have launched a search for the culprit.
A statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that was vandalized with messages of hate earlier this month will be rededicated Monday, before the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees.
Police on Monday were searching for a suspect who drew a swastika on an elevator button at the New York City Google headquarters in Chelsea.
Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera has condemned the defilement of a Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park at Coney Island.