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Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:04 PM

5Pointz graffiti art gets whitewashed

Eyewitness News
LONG ISLAND CITY (WABC) -- Tears shed in Queens on Tuesday came from people angry that the owner of a building in Long Island City painted over a mecca of graffiti.

5Pointz is a well-known place that street artists come to from around the world to leave their mark. That infamous landmark is now gone.

"I'm disgusted," Jonathan Cohen said.

Standing in tears, disbelief and shock, graffiti artists could not believe the owner of the building, who is tearing it down to put up apartments and stores, painted over the graffiti.


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Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. those "artists" can still paint all they want on their own property. problem solved nt

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Tue Nov 19, 2013, 06:40 PM

2. One lady called it the greatest crime in art. Oh Lord.

She should realize that for 20 years this man allowed this and helped the artists out. He is tearing down the building now and it is now over. I understand they are upset but he is not a bad guy.

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