Four months after the stairway collapse at 5 Pointz, artists in the Jackson Avenue Studios are in the final stages of vacating. Owners closed the building in July after they were told by the Department of Buildings that a new certificate of occupancy would have to be issued. In a letter to his tenants, Jerry Wolkoff said, "by reason of the requirements of the New York City building code it is both physically and financially impossible for us to obtain a new certificate of occupancy for these buildings."

Despite getting a fresh coat of exterior paint, everyone has to be out by this Saturday, August 22nd. After that, the owners said he may turn it back into a factory for now.

We stopped by Sunday to take one last look inside the hallways, stairwell and roof of the Long Island City building.