Flames erupted at 38-05 69th St. in Woodside Wednesday morning, officials said.
The suspect has tagged at least 50 places in Harlem, the Upper West Side and Hamilton Heights.
Artist RAE uses everyday items for his urban robots and character installations on NYC streets.
G&M Realty, which is planning two rental towers at the site, wants to name the new venue 5Pointz.
Much of the graffiti center has been gutted, as its owner plans a new apartment development at the site.
The city received 211 complaints about graffiti in the neighborhood this year, compared to 96 in 2013.
Police said they tracked nine locations Adam Cole tagged before finally catching him in the act.
The murals are the subject of a tour by the TAG Public Arts Group.
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Council members Vincent Ignizio and Steven Matteo gave the funds to Where to Turn to clean up litter.
Muralists painted the wall of a Crown Heights hardware store for the anniversary of Sept. 11.
The graffiti was found a week after a Jewish tenant moved into the President Street apartment building.
The opening of a health care facility in Forest Hills has been delayed.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating a half-dozen cars found with racist graffiti, they said.
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