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    Posted November 20, 2013 by
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    Save 5 Pointz

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     alexpreditor is a footage review specialist at Shutterstock and a frequent contributor to iReport. The owners of "5 Pointz" property in Queens whitewashed the graffiti landmark overnight on Monday, angering local artists. (More here on CNN.com)
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    5 Pointz, in Long Island City, Queens, once called the graffiti mecca of the world, has been destroyed overnight. This footage was shot at a rally on November 16 during a last attempt to save the iconic building. Jonathan Cohen (Meres One) and Angel del Villar kicked off the event by sharing their experiences of old new york. Unfortunately I was unable to identify some of the speakers.

     

    Update: Whitewashing which started on Tuesday will continue this weekend.

     

    I hope that the creativity of 5 Pointz lives on and that we can someday use it to rebuild.

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