5Pointz Landlord Claims He Owns The Name Of The Graffiti 'Temple' He Destroyed

November 6, 2014 3:08 PM

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5Pointz Landlord Claims He Owns The Name Of The Graffiti 'Temple' He Destroyed

Nearly a year ago today, a New York City institution disappeared in the weirdest of ways. Overnight, landlord Jerry Wolkoff whitewashed the walls of the graffiti-smothered property once known as 5Pointz, where artists of all ages met and worked for more than a decade.

The abrupt erasure of one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks -- a regular stop on guided tours for Europeans seeking the “real” New York -- made national headlines, most of them unflattering for Wolkoff. If he was enemy number one then, he’s below zero today: a new report reveals that the bele...

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