Property developer fined $6.7 million for “whitewashing” New York graffiti haven, 5Pointz

By Jenny Brewer

A New York property developer has been court ordered to pay $6.75 million in damages to 21 street artists whose work was destroyed to make way for luxury apartments. The warehouse building in Queens, named 5Pointz, was a well-known graffiti haven where – The Washington Post reports – aerosol artists would “travel from around the world to use its walls as canvases – legally”.

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