From the Daily News:
A graffiti vandal needs two things that appear at first to be polar opposites - a secluded spot to throw up his tag, but then a parade of eyeballs to admire his work.
That seems to be the case for some of Queens' hottest spots for graffiti.
The corner of Queens Blvd. and 33rd St. by the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside was one such spot, logging 20 graffiti complaints last year, according to the NYPD's latest GraffitiStat report.
The 104th Precinct, which covers Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village, got the most number of graffiti gripes last year in the city: 800, up from 262 in 2009, even though spray paint complaints were down overall in the five boroughs.
Citywide, there were 9,850 graffiti complaints last year - an overall decline of 3% from the 10,162 of 2009.
The corner of Queens Blvd. and 33rd St., an industrial area in the 108th Precinct, suggests the kind of canvass that taggers prefer.
Vjay Ramgulan, 43, of Richmond Hill, is the superintendent of a beige-colored warehouse that takes up about 100 feet along both Queens Blvd. and 33rd St.
He came by the warehouse Sunday and found a fresh batch of tags on one of the warehouse walls. It wasn't the first time that it has been the target of vandals, he said.
"It's crazy. I don't know who does this," Ramgulan said. "Every time they come, I have to clean it. They have nothing to do so they spray paint the wall."