Sometime in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 19, someone went ahead and whitewashed  New York City’s iconic graffiti haven 5Pointz. We reported last week that the New York City Council recently apporved a plan to replace the buildings, which draw thousands of tourists and graffiti writers each year, with high rise condos.

Marie Cecile Flageul, a 5Pointz spokesperson, said the paint crew, along with police protection, came around 1 a.m. and finished around 7 a.m, according to the Queens Courier. A candlelight vigil will be held for 5Pointz at 5 p.m. Tuesday night.

5Pointz curator Jonathan Cohen reacted to the destruction of the area this morning.

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