Monday, July 7, 2008

Pete plotzes over graffiti store

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.

3 comments:

calling out pete jr said...

pete step up and back the willets point boys and stop using your father as an excuse. come out on where you stand on willets point now!! you and your father are screwing the boys plain & simple

I'm Watching said...

Boom boxes = graffiti? New one for me.

Anyway, I see a lot of murals painted on the side of buildings that are... yup - painted by graffiti artists. At the request of the building owners...

So why call out a store catering to them? The store is doing nothing illegal by selling the articles. If this were the case, then every smoke shop in NYC better be called out as well....

How about not calling out those that you think might cause others to do harm to an area and work on prosecuting those that do? (in reference to the parks maintenance post - have the ones cause doing it illegally fix the mess on their own time & dime)

Can someone find me a politician around here that doesn't suck?

Anonymous said...

Anyway, I see a lot of murals painted on the side of buildings that are... yup - painted by graffiti artists. At the request of the building owners...
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Its protection money pure and simple. If your place is tagged, we don't touch it, if its nice and clean we bomb it again and again until you cave in and pay someone to tag it (doesn't take much these days since the owner doesn't either live in the community or have much of a vested interest if it looks like a slum with grafitti everywhere)