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Artworks Disappear Overnight As 5 Pointz Graffiti Haven Is Painted White

Despite the efforts of many to save Long Island City's 5 Pointz from demolition, the renowned graffiti haven has finally met its end. The massive warehouse that served as Queen's biggest street art canvas was whitewashed over night, erasing nearly 30 years of New York art history.

The paint job occurred only days after supporters flocked to the LIC location to pledge support for 5 Pointz, and only a week after 5 Pointz curator Jonathan Cohen, aka Meres One, failed to get a court injunction against the destruction of the building. A judge ruled that developers Jerry and David Wolkoff, owners of the 5 Pointz warehouse, could go forward with their plans to transform the building into high-end condos.

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