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This morning, Vanishing NY broke the news that the beloved graffiti haven, 5Pointz, had been whitewashed overnight. According to the organization’s Twitter, it was painted overnight by the owners Jerry and David Wolkoff with police protection. More photos below.

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The organization has staged a peaceful rally this weekend and were hoping to reapply for landmark status. Though the landmark designation was always a long-shot, without the artwork itself now, it doesn’t seem possible.

5 Pointz rally on Sunday

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Read more about 5Pointz here, and see previous photo tours of the location. Get in touch with the author @untappedmich.