Those of you who have not read this article, please do so. Among other things you will learn that Peter Vallone Jr. (who does not even represent our district) has set his sights on this store and a graffiti artist is described as using spray paint “outside” Alphabeta. While this statement is technically true, it is also incredibly deceptive: the gentleman in questions was using spray paint ON THE PREMISES behind said store.
What’s the difference, you ask? Very simple: the wording of the am New York article insinuates that this gentleman is painting someone else’s property, e.g.; he is committing a crime. Sorry to disappoint all the folks who were put in a dither by this misleading statement, painting one’s own walls is not against the law — and if it ever is, we’ll probably be kissing many more of our civil liberties goodbye. I don’t know about you, but that is not the kind of world I want to live in.
Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Don’t Believe The Hype
Here's some news from the district that Pete actually does represent:
The owners of Pinocchio Palace on 30th Avenue in Astoria are happy to announce their grand re-opening, now that extensive renovations are complete.
Looks like the Vallones will once again have access to an ideal location for their fundraisers!
Hey Pete, perhaps you should concern yourself with real graffiti and in the borough of Queens, which you seek to be president of.