Uptick in Graffiti Noticed During Post-Sandy Blackout

Posted on: November 6th, 2012 at 11:09 am by

Out of habit, we are still carrying a trusty flashlight for the duration. Trust in Con Edison at this point is on the low end of the scale. During the height of the post-Sandy blackout, nighttime on the Lower East Side was grim, especially with all the reports of muggings. Darkness enveloped sidestreets like Orchard, Broome, lower Essex, and Eldridge. Head was on a swivel.

Yet the pitch-black conditions were also perfect for vandals, and many obliged. Fresh tags appeared on a daily basis. Seemingly every available surface south of Houston was hit. Security gates, plywood fences, building facades, etc. Cops patrolling at night were often seen touching the paint to determine time of crime.

We also hear unconfirmed reports that at least four graffiti writers were arrested.

Recent Stories

Those Iconic Village Voice News Boxes Disappeared from the Streets

The Village Voice news boxes have seemingly disappeared from the city streets. So swift was the apparent removal, you may not have even noticed. The disappearance comes roughly two months after the weekly publication announced that its print edition would cease to exist. Indeed, the final physical issue ran on September 20, with Bob Dylan […]

‘RISE Coffee’ Unveils New Takeout Window at Dudley’s on Orchard Street

Nearly two years after its streetside debut beside the A. Turen boutique, RISE Coffee is expanding. The company just colonized a new takeout window south of the Delancey Divide. RISE Coffee, particularly the nitro cold brew, is now available from the window of Dudley’s Deli at 85 Orchard Street. Twin boards now flank the spot, […]

La Caverna on Rivington Street Proposes Expansion into 3-Level Nightclub

La Caverna on Rivington Street is eyeing an expansion on Rivington Street that would create a multilevel compound. The large office space at 124 Rivington Street – operational headquarters for the Bluecore e-commerce business since April 2015 – has been up for grabs for more than a year. For much of that time, the landlord […]

Revived ‘Lam Zhou’ Dumpling Mecca Opens on the Bowery

Chinatown dumpling darling Lam Zhou reopened this past Wednesday, returning to the ranks of the living with a much larger footprint. New headquarters is now at 40 Bowery, with a sign proclaiming that menu and ownership remains the same. The upgrade still preserves that no-frills setup, yet on a grander scale. Its long and narrow […]

10-Story ODA Condos Amidst Ascent on Chrystie Street

Ten stories of additional upper-crust glitz is on its way for the Chrystie Street midsection… Indeed, the ODA-designed condo at 165 Chrystie Street started its ascent last month, and is progressing upward quite quickly. As of now, the structure is sitting at over six stories. This sudden burst in activity follows more than a year […]