New York City’s Most Famous Graffiti Wall Vanished Overnight

“5 Pointz,” the NYC graffiti mecca in Long Island City, Queens, was whitewashed Monday night. One of the world’s largest public graffiti displays is being scrapped to make room for luxury condos.

6. The graffiti display was maybe best known for being a truly unique visual for riders of the 7 train subway. This is what 5 Pointz looks like from the 7 train today.

8. The building also houses numerous artists who fought unsuccessfully to preserve its vibrant exterior.

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9. The building, owned by developer David Wolkoff of G&M Realty, will be renovated and replaced by a pair of luxury condos.

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