Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7mn after ‘callous’ landlord destroys buildings

A New York judge has awarded a group of graffiti artists $6.7 million after buildings that displayed their work were destroyed to make way for luxury condos.

The artwork had been displayed for decades in an area of Queens known as ‘5Pointz.’ The graffiti had become a huge tourist attraction, drawing in thousands of visitors daily until it was torn down in 2014.