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How Developers Turned Graffiti Into a Trojan Horse For Gentrification

8 days ago   |   By Arch Daily

5 Pointz. Image © Flickr user iamNigelMorris licensed under CC BY 2.0
It happened in the middle of the night: the stealth whitewashing of 5Pointz , Long Island City's unofficial graffiti museum. In 2013 owner Jerry Wolkoff, of G&M Realty, wanted the building razed in order to erect new luxury condominiums, and the artists sued to preserve their work. A judge denied the artists' request and Wolkoff had the murals destroyed under cover of darkness, ostensibly to prevent them from attaining landmark status. Though graffiti was born as a subversive act, these artists had painted with Wolkoff's...
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