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Caution: gentrification?

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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:34 am, Thu Mar 20, 2014.

The whitewashed “graffiti mecca” 5Pointz has remained a target for street artists, despite building owner Jerry Wolkoff shutting down operating to build a luxury apartment building.

Over the weekend, the Long Island City building was hit again, this time, with a giant yellow banner resembling caution tape that warns “Gentrification in Progress.”

The project was a collaboration between Gilf! and By Any Means Necessary, aka: BAMN, and is, no doubt, a response to the Wolkoff family disallowing street artists from painting the building anymore.

The artists shared photos on Instagram but have not commented on the project.

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