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

Photo: ABC News
26-Year-Old Jogger Raped in East River Park Last Night, Police Searching for Suspect

  Police are currently scouring the neighborhood for the man responsible for a rape in East River Park last night. On the eve of Thanksgiving. According to ABC News, a 26-year-old was jogging the foot-bridge to the park by Jackson Street at around 7:30 when the perp approached and attacked. The victim tried to run […]

When Love is Found in the Halls of Community Board 3

​They found love in a hopeless place. Community Board 3, that is. The Villager reports this week that former member Carlina Rivera, Legislative Director for Rosie Mendez and sitting member James Rogers, owner of LES vet Pushcart Coffee, just got hitched. Apparently the couple honeymooned in Turks and Caicos. In the weekly roundup, Scoopy also […]

LES Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Grand Street will Feature Local Artists and Designers

The holidays are here! Yes, already. Anyway, to kick off the season of festivities, LES Pop-Up is bringing an “LES Holiday Pop-Up Shop” to the neighborhood. Its niche lies in products created and designed by local artists and designers; the intention is to serve and support the community while sustaining artists and creative folk in the immediate area. Additionally, said […]

Under Fire, Gerber Group Responds to Criticism over ‘Mr. Purple’ in the Hotel Indigo [UPDATED]

​Under fire for naming its trendy rooftop hang after the late Adam Purple (aka David Wilkie), Gerber Group is certainly on a defensive footing at the Hotel Indigo. And it only just opened. Pretty much everyone in the community is calling them out on Mr. Purple. So much so, that it requires an official response […]

Aborted Comeback: Subway Franchise Officially Closes on Essex Street

​So much for a comeback. Barely three months after Subway returned from a debilitating flood, its Essex Street sandwich shop is donezo. A short-lived recovery, to say the least. Marquee signage was pried from the facade last week and leasing info propped in the windows. It’s not entirely surprising that the second coming of Subway […]

  • http://www.odigma.com/ Social media services

    sandy has damaged the most parts of USA.. hope it will not happen in future.