5Pointz has been completely demolished

Say goodbye to 5Pointz. The graffiti mecca was officially leveled, with the final building coming down in late January.1 As you can see in the photos below, the lot is completely flattened now, and the next phase will be excavation, which should start sometime later this year. When all is said and done, the project […]
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Jackson Avenue buildings at old 5Pointz site halfway demolished

We’ve been keeping a careful eye on the string of brownstones along Jackson Avenue at the old 5Pointz site.1 The buildings are the only buildings still left standing a the old graffiti mecca, and they’re on their way down. We stopped by last week and saw that demolition is about 50 percent done on those buildings, […]
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Demolition at 5Pointz heads into final phase

Demolition at 5Pointz is heading into the final stretch.1 For the most part, the lot has been completely demolished with the exception of one building in the southern portion of the lot, and a line of buildings along Jackson Avenue. Last week, construction crews erected pipe scaffolding on one of the Jackson Avenue buildings, and […]
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Checking in on 5Pointz on the one year anniversary of the whitewashing

Last week, The Court Square Blog was featured on Curbed NY’s story on the gentrification of New York,1 and we used our moment on the soapbox to reminisce on the whitewashing of 5Pointz. Well, today is the anniversary of that day, and with that in mind, we stopped by to check in on the site. […]
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Scaffolding up on Jackson Avenue side of former 5Pointz building

Demolition has moved into a new phase at 45-46 Davis Street, the former home of 5Pointz. The last time we checked in, construction crews had erected fences on Davis and Crane Street.1 More recently, they put up the scaffolding on the Jackson Avenue side, shown in the first photo. Demolition is moving along quickly in the […]
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