Two artists are making sure their voices are heard as the demolition of the buildings that were once home to 5Pointz continues.
One long-standing Ridgewood problem down, and one more to go. The troublesome newsstand on Metropolitan Avenue near Fresh Pond Road, which had been an eyesore in the community, attracting garbage and graffiti for more than two decades, has finally been taken out of sight. The MTA/LIRR, which owned the land, demolished it on Friday with [...]
Police busted two vandals in Richmond Hill on Saturday, graffiti spray can in hand.
The iconic Howard Beach pizzeria, New Park Pizza, was reportedly vandalized early Friday morning.
A “residency on the streets of New York” would not be complete without coming into Queens for one artist. Since the start of the month, the mysterious, ghost-like and notorious British graffiti artist only known by the name Banksy has hit the streets to tag his way around the Big Apple. In a unique show [...]
Developers have reached the final step in seeing the Long Island City graffiti mecca, known as 5Pointz, become two apartment towers. The City Council voted on Wednesday, October 9 to approve the land use application that would allow the Wolkoff family, owners of the property on Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, and developer G&M Realty [...]
Sunnyside will soon shine brighter, thanks to a monthly graffiti removal program. With the help of a $2,500 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) launched its efforts to combat vandalism. “We are extremely grateful for this generous award from the TD Charitable Foundation, which will sustain our increased [...]
Tag, you’re it. About 60 percent of mailboxes in Woodhaven are tagged right now, according to Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) president Ed Wendell. By the end of last summer, nearly, if not all, mailboxes and fire poles in the neighborhood were graffiti-free, he said. But during the winter, when Wendell said it’s harder to [...]
Lindenwood residents united to take down a tag. On the weekend of September 29, vandals hit nearly an entire wall of the medical building located at 82-12 151st Avenue, residents said. Dr. Anthony Napolitano, who practices in and owns the building, noticed the graffiti, according to Lindenwood Alliance President Joann Ariola. Napolitano planned to pay [...]
The 104th Precinct has a new ally in its war on graffiti — a new power washer. “There were certain buildings — like brick — that we wouldn’t paint over, but now we can clean up the graffiti,” said Police Officer Justin Dambinskas. The power washer was used to remove graffiti from the road barriers [...]