5 Pointz Gets Whitewashed

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Hip-Hop Is Dead.

After a lengthy battle, Queens graffiti mecca, 5 Pointz, is no more. Last night, the sprawl was covered by white paint and will later be demolished to make way for luxury condos. Below is a view of the mural from the 7 train.

gothamist | jeffcarroll

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  • http://instagram.com/bskillz Bskillz

    FUCK I HATE NY. I LIVE IN THE BRONX AND WE STILL ALLOW PERMIT GRAFFITI ON WALLS. 5 POINTZ WAS THE HOME OF ART. FUCK POLITICS. WE TRIED TO SAVE 5 POINTZ AND THAT PETITION WASN’T ENOUGH. THEY DON’T LIKE TO SEE US EXPRESS OURSELVES. “WE WILL NEVER FIND PEACE ON STOLEN LAND” AND THEY HATE TO BE REMINDED. I SAY WE START SPRAYING TRAINS AGAIN. FUCK THAT!!

    • Viva La Raza

      “fighting terrorism since 1492″

  • LOL

    sad, they trying to cover up historic pieces like this is more reason why NY is trying to be more about money driven greed than ever before. how many Condos they need to build to scare away the middle class?

  • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

    Something should be done to bring back grafitti’s relevance in the culture. When’s the last time there was an impactful or big name graffiti artist? C’mon grafitti artists where y’all at? It’s becoming a lost art. Somebody better do something and take the lead or all of y’all will fade away.

    • brza

      Banksy

  • Viva la Raza

    this saddens me to no end but keep in mind..

    graf belongs in the streets and the streets are talking.

    shout out to Rap Radar for featuring news of this caliber.

    All these rap fucks swear they in the streets but graf writers truly be in the gutter turning the broken run down burnt out into vibrant testaments of “fuck the system right here & now!”

    Jeezy voice “yeeeeeeeeeeeaaahhh”

  • LuckyP757

    damn…..

  • loverofhiphop

    this fucking sucks!!!

  • DJ Blacktimus Prime

    that place was so dope I’m glad i got a chance to go for one last time over the summer its a shame that all the places that rep hip hop / freedom to express yourself are slowly but surly being taken away

  • Nah,

    #5Pointz

    • Nah,

      ..

  • BEE

    this is too sad…..damn.

  • nocomment

    If they are going to demolish the building anyway, why take the time and money to paint over the art? Seems like a very spiteful thing to do, like it was a deliberate “fuck you” to the graf community.

  • Mar-tian

    Well I would think the OWNER has the right to do with his property as he sees fit

  • smh

    “gentrification” = the death of a real culture and the rise of fake, phony yuppy pricks/hipster assholes!

  • http://www.PhillztheMC.com/ Phillz the MC – #TIMELESS

    HOLY SHIT! I CANT FUCKIN BELIEVE THIS! SMH QUEEN$ 5 POINTS WILL FOREVER LIVE ON! #TIMELESS

  • Get

    So those luxury condos gonna be mighty blank……..haha new canvas

  • NY.ELEM

    This Is F*ckd Up!!! I started getting calls this morning and was in disbelief…That shit is like a museum of street art nice view from the train when u come out…shit is sad bro

  • Nah,

    #5Pointz