This morning 5Pointz was largely deserted. There was hardly anyone in sight after a firestorm of online protest about the midnight buff that erased over a decade of graffiti and street art history in Long Island City.
Last night, a rally garnered some media attention and attracted new graffiti from activists and fans eager to keep the flame of 5Pointz alive. The protesters created a wall of messages to express their grief and anger, and the most popular scrawlings were “5Pointz: Rest in Power” “Beat the Buff!,” and “Fuck the Buff.” One of the cranes was covered with various messages and there is a new mural on a wall opposite 5 Pointz which declares “Rest in Power.”
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