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Jerry Wolkoff

Demolition was under way at the 5Pointz graffiti mecca in Long Island City, Queens, on Friday, Aug. 22. (Credit: CBS 2)

Demolition Begins At 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca In Long Island City, Queens

The 5Pointz building in Long Island City, Queens – once a haven for graffiti artists – was under demolition Friday.

08/22/2014

The graffiti-covered walls at a Long Island City warehouse, known as 5 Pointz, has been painted over. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Queens Graffiti Mecca, 5 Pointz, Wiped Clean Overnight

For the past 20 years, graffiti artists have been allowed to use the building as a canvas, but last month the owners got the city’s permission to tear 5 Pointz down and build 800 luxury condos and 200 affordable units.

11/19/2013