At about every block along Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park, their names are there, courtesy of a marker or a can of spray paint. Whatever the medium, graffiti has been a constant concern and nuisance to many Queens residents.
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Graffiti has been an issue in the City of New York since the 1970s, when people would scribble their names on subway cars, platforms and other surfaces.
About $30,000 to $50,000 of the city budget has been dedicated to cleaning graffiti in Queens in recent fiscal years, according to Councilmember Joseph Addabbo. However, the process of cleaning the wall writing could take at least a few months, and the mess left there causes urban decay, residents say.