1. A giant banner bearing a resemblance to oversize police tape, reading “Gentrification In Progress,” was put up around the historic 5 Pointz area in Queens, N.Y. last night.
2. It was allegedly put up by the street artist GILF (who’s done similar projects) and BAMN, a civil rights advocacy organization.
3. The building, once called a “graffiti mecca,” was painted over last November.
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