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.