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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.

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The iconic graffiti exhibit's official Twitter account tweeted out Tuesday morning that most of the art had been painted over with NYPD consent last night.

5 pointz is gone, painted white overnight by the owner ..with police protection

5 Pointz

@5PointzNYC

5 pointz is gone, painted white overnight by the owner ..with police protection

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I repeat 5 pointz is gone ..painted white over night we almost got arrested

5 Pointz

@5PointzNYC

I repeat 5 pointz is gone ..painted white over night we almost got arrested

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The Queens, N.Y., warehouse, which previously operated as a legal graffiti space, had 80% of its walls covered in white paint. Some of the tags painted over were over two decades old.

So sad to see graffiti mecca #5Pointz painted white to prep for luxury condos. Here it is 6 months ago - and today.

marcus baram

@mbaram

So sad to see graffiti mecca #5Pointz painted white to prep for luxury condos. Here it is 6 months ago - and today.

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Nothing to see folks. At 5 Pointz one tourist came to see the art, went home disappointed "breaks my heart."

Stephen Nessen

@s_nessen

Nothing to see folks. At 5 Pointz one tourist came to see the art, went home disappointed "breaks my heart."

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The End of an era. . . RIP 5Pointz @5PointzNYC #streetart

StreetArtNews

@streetartnews

The End of an era. . . RIP 5Pointz @5PointzNYC #streetart

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Last pieces at 5 Pointz not painted over on back side of building

Stephen Nessen

@s_nessen

Last pieces at 5 Pointz not painted over on back side of building

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