Hanksy Pieces Dismantled

Posted on: February 24th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

The street struggle between business and graffiti continues to rage over at the corner of Rivington and Chrystie Streets. Indeed, Kleen Stik isn’t the only neighborhood establishment with a ginormous target on its proverbial back.

Mikco Building Material has been fighting the uphill battle ever since Hanksy arrived on the Lower East Side scene last year. It seems to be a favorite spot. Each time a new mashup is unveiled here, it’s quickly beaten to submission. Such was the fate of the Ted Dancin’ wheat-paste which also carried our double-b logo. Said Boogie tipster Joshua Geyer, “They [Mikco] weren’t too happy when I told them they should leave it.”

Meanwhile, the Ryan Gosling piece on Ludlow didn’t fare any better. That thing was slashed a day after its placement, and is now completely removed.

The sole holdout is the Bill Cosby piece down at the bottom of Orchard Street.

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