5 Pointz - the graffiti Mecca in New York

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5 Pointz - "the graffiti Mecca in New York" is about to be torn down to make place for a shopping mall.

"The recently announced development plans to convert 5 Pointz into a high-rise residential tower and luxury shopping mall came as a great surprise to us all. We wish we could answer all of your questions and concerns right now but the truth is we were just as surprised by the news as everybody else. Over the past decade Jerry Wolkoff has given us the opportunity to transform the warehouse at Jackson and Crane into 5 Pointz known to you all as the graffiti Mecca, a spot Jerry himself has referred to as a great place."

Sad news. Money, not art, rules the world...