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Graffiti Exhibit At MCNY; Extell & Vornado Stop Fighting

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[Photos from the MCNY Graffiti event]

UPPER EAST SIDE?The Museum of the City of New York won't host an exhibit of the work of the late street artist Martin Wong until next year, but they are already drumming up excitement for the show. Over the weekend, two of Wong's friends and fellow artists Chris "Daze" Ellis and Lady Pink painted murals at the museum celebrating Wong's career. The event also marked the launch of the museum's new publication City as Canvas: New York Graffiti from the Martin Wong Collection, which is also the name of the forthcoming exhibit that opens February 5, 2014. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

MIDTOWN?Extell and Vornado have finally buried the hatchet over their developments around 57th Street. Part of the solution came with Extell selling 225 West 58th Street and its development rights to Vornado. If we journey back to 2011, you will recall that this building was a point of contention way back when this whole saga started, as it's right beside another Vornado-owned lot. Extell sent along the following statement:

"We are thankful that our differences with Vornado have been resolved amicably. We wish them great success. This clears the way for the development of two great buildings that will enhance the skyline and contribute greatly to the economy of New York City."The other building is 220 Central Park South, where Extell finally gave up its parking garage, clearing the way for Vornado to tear it down. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]