From the Daily News:
Nicole Gagne — the artist severely injured in an April stairway collapse at the 5Pointz building in Long Island City — is “continuing to recover” from the horrific accident, her mother told Queens News.
The 37-year-old jewelry designer rented a studio in the Crane St. former factory, which graffiti artists have turned into a canvas for street art.
Gagne was leaving her studio April 10 when an external stairway crumbled. She fell three stories and was trapped under rubble. She was initially in critical condition in the trauma unit at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
Three months later, she is no longer hospitalized, but still fighting to recover, her mother said in the family’s first public comments since the accident.
Gagne’s friends and fellow 5Pointz studiomates are holding a benefit Thursday to help raise money for her expenses.
It will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Priska C. Juschka Fine Art gallery in Chelsea. Postcard-sized artwork will be sold for $40.