LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) —
For 7 train riders, 5 Pointz, the mecca of graffiti art in Queens might as well have been a stop in the area.
“It was the only legal outlet that allowed everybody to paint,” said graffiti artist Meres One.
Meres One is the artist who ran 5 Pointz, but the warehouse came down in 2013 to make way for two luxury towers.
“We’ve always been transparent about what we were going to do with the property,” said David Wolkoff, 5 Pointz owner.
The Wolkoff family has owned the property for more than 40 years, and for two decades they allowed artists to paint on the building.
“I was very appreciative to have that canvas,” Meres One said.
The Wolkoffs embraced the art and the artists.
“It’s meant a lot to our family. It means a lot to the area and it means a lot to New York,” said Wolkoff. “We gave