Thursday, January 10, 2013
Are skateboarders defacing the NYS Pavilion?
It’s a beautiful famous landmark that’s the centerpiece of movies like “Men in Black.” But lately, the New York State Pavilion’s rotunda has become the target of vandals.
More than a dozen tags by graffiti artists have lined the insides of the 1964-65 World’s Fair Landmark, and Parks Department crews were busy last week trying to clean up the mess.
But it’s hard to keep up with all the graffiti that keeps popping up.
With a nearby skateboarding park, it’s not hard to find YouTube videos of skateboarders displaying their stellar moves at the park.
But some say the skateboarding is now moving inside the landmark, and some teenagers are starting to deface the pavilion that will be soon celebrate its 50th anniversary.