Saturday, July 11, 2009

City wants more aggressive graffiti cleaning

From AM-NY:

The city wants to make it easier for property owners to deal with graffiti.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council are working on legislation that would place the burden with the city.

Now, owners must allow the city to clean up graffiti on their property. The new legislation would give the city authority to remove graffiti unless a property owner says otherwise.

Officials say the change allows property owners to keep graffiti they consider artwork, and speeds up the removal of vandalism.


Anonymous said...

Graffiti is easy to eradicate.As soon as you find it,clean it.Arter 2 or 3 times they will get the message.

Anonymous said...

The city has been dragging its feet on this problem for way too long. Whatever happened to the 48 hour rule where the property oner must clean it up or face a summons (if they don't ask the city to clean it)???
The problem in Queens has not changed in at least 15 years.
Hey Bloomberg, just clean it all up and you might get a few votes!

Missing Foundation said...

Yet another step by the city to favor absentee landlords.

You don't nearly have a problem with owner occupied buildings, but those damn Archies whine and complain about their new neighbors tossing chickbones on the side walk and the developer who tears down their fence in the backyard.

Better to undermine them and hollow out the community for barracks.

If the owner lives in Oyster Bay, no problem - chicken bones are not THEIR concern, and besides, they make nice campaign donations.

Anonymous said...

City should clean it, write down address.. issue ticket/bill to the landowner.. they make money/ the city stops looking like crap. Is it really that difficult?

Anonymous said...

It's nice that no one has any sympathy for the property owner--after all, he or she is the victim of thuggery, not the perpetrator.

I like one neighbor's solution: He waited outside until the small hours of the morning and spray painted the culprit's face with his own paint.

When the father confronted him, he said, "I'll kill you and "BLEEP" your wife." So much more effective than civilized discourse and exactly the language that these creeps understand.

Anonymous said...

If the owner is responsible for cleaning their sidewalk, snow removal, then what is the issue.

When someone puts this on my building, it is removed within hours.

They get the hint. That is the only language they understand.

Anonymous said...

Call 9i1 for in progress grafitti,if they get caught,you get$$$$$