This infamous graffiti-covered factory building was one of the most inspiring discoveries I made when I first became acquainted with New York City. I couldn't wait to go explore it with my camera to capture the best parts of it (even if it wasn't quite following their rules).
A year later, and I'm very glad I didn't completely respect their wishes. On Nov. 19th, the multitude of talented works of art were whitewashed to make room for a condo complex, despite public protest. In memory of the beautiful endeavors of those artists' works, here's some of the photographs I took last year.
I wish I could supply credit to the various graffiti artists who made these, but at least we can all appreciate their efforts.