Graffiti

Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Ridgewood newsstand razed, problems persists across street
Southwest Liam La Guerre 2/11/2014 at 4:47PM

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 [...]

Graffiti artist Banksy makes his way to Queens
Graffiti artist Banksy makes his way to Queens
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 10/15/2013 at 2:24PM

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 [...]

5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
5Pointz to become apartment complex after final vote
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/09/2013 at 4:18PM

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 battles graffiti with new removal program
Sunnyside battles graffiti with new removal program
News Angy Altamirano 4/09/2013 at 9:12AM

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 [...]

Woodhaven graffiti surges
Woodhaven graffiti surges
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 3/26/2013 at 1:42PM

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 graffiti cleaned up
Lindenwood graffiti cleaned up
News Terence M. Cullen 10/11/2012 at 12:34PM

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 [...]