You know your neighborhood has a graffiti problem when even the local councilwoman's office has been hit.
"It doesn't look good for her. You know, its not good for the neighborhood," said one resident.
The wall outside Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's office was vandalized about a week and a half ago, but some people who live and work in Middle Village believe it's a sign of the times.
They say they've noticed a lot more graffiti in the neighborhood in recent months and it is not just public or commercial property being vandalized.
"I think it's getting worse. I've been working here for 40 years and I've seen the neighborhood little by little deteriorating," said another resident.
"I think it's terrible," said John Killcommons from Juniper Park Civic Association. "It's a real disgrace for a great neighborhood like this."
Community activists like Killcommons are calling on the city and Councilwoman Crowley to do more to address the issue. Through a statement, Crowley shot back,
I like how she supposedly both notified the city's graffiti removal unit and is also hiring a private contractor. Why? Ten minutes with a borrowed powerwasher should do it. Wanna borrow mine?