Last year the community was divided over whether graffiti was vandalism or art as Banksy took his art to the streets of NYC and 5Pointz was whitewashed overnight. I was there a few months before it was painted over and it was just a pretty cool place where artists came and showed off what they were made of. It wasn’t destructive and it often looked pretty cool. Being in the neighbourhood again and seeing the whitewashed walls it is pretty eerie and depressing. But at least I got to see it in its previous glory. While there we came across this guy who said he had come out specifically to see it and he had to leave disappointed.