ARTS & CULTURE
03/10/2014 09:37 am ET Updated Mar 10, 2014

New York's Graffiti Mecca Receives Another Makeover In Protest Of Gentrification

The Queens graffiti mecca 5 Pointz was whitewashed last year to make way for a high-end condo building. A lot of people, many of whom had tried to get the building landmarked, were upset.

Among them were artists gilf! and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary), who on Saturday draped a giant "GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS" banner across the Jackson Avenue side of the 5 Pointz building.

Back in November, hundreds of protesters gathered to try and save 5 Pointz, but to no avail. According to the Queens Courier, asbestos removal crews have been spotted at the site, signaling that the demolition process has begun.

[The Queens Courier VIA Gothamist]

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