Banksy loses fight to save New York graffiti “mecca”

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STREET artist Banksy has lost his fight to preserve a famed New York graffiti mecca.

A Brooklyn federal judge has ruled that 5 Pointz – a derelict Long Island building known to graffiti artists all over the world – must come down.

Banksy’s work became a central topic in the court battle over 5 Pointz.

Attorneys for the artists cited a law that prohibits the destruction of art to block the demolition while property owner lawyers said the colourful pieces don’t qualify.

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