Vandalism

Broken Glass at M14A Bus Shelter on Essex

Posted December 5, 2011 at 11:51 am

The M14A bus line seems to be a favorite target for hooligans.

Early Edition: July 7

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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No Shopping Anytime on Lafayette Street

Last modified June 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

The letter “H” is all it takes to broadcast one’s hatred of the SoHo street mall.

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MTA, Improvising Non-Stop

Posted March 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

All it took was a simple two-letter adjustment from some felt-tipped vandal to completely alter the message.

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144 Orchard Street Scrubbed Clean

Posted February 3, 2011 at 6:09 am

The forthcoming home of Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza is now completely scrubbed clean.

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Rag & Bone Facade Tagged, Part Deux

Posted September 22, 2010 at 6:21 am

Neighborhood newcomer Rag & Bone at 73 East Houston just can’t seem to catch a break from local vandals. Last month, the “You Would” writer left a mark on the Cafe Colonial farewell mural, which was erased within a couple weeks.  Coupled together, the latest pair of tags is a bit more obscene, though.

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Antagonist Movement on Wheat-Paste [Video]

Posted September 7, 2010 at 6:27 am

It took a bit of time, but we now know who is behind those seemingly ubiquitous boner-dude wheat-pasters (“boner parade”) around the neighborhood.  The comical art is the handiwork of the Antagonist Movement, a consortium of artists, musicians, and writers based in the East Village since 1988.

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Sticker Bandit Misses the “Old Oil Spill”

Posted July 27, 2010 at 6:27 am

More anti-BP street sentiment. Indeed, one sticker bandit is feeling a bit nostalgic, but in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way.  Plastered to the base of a light post at the northwest corner of Bowery and Rivington is this anti-oil spill sticker.  It simply reads, “I miss the old oil spill.”

LES Actually Stands for Lotsa Expensive Stores

Posted July 22, 2010 at 6:19 am

The LES acronym has taken on a new meaning of late.  According to one sticker vigilante, it no longer stands for Lower East Side, but “Lotsa Expensive Stores.” There is definitely a large kernel of truth in this message.  Spotted in the musty windows of 95 Delancey.

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This Week’s Shepard Fairey Mural Update

Last modified July 7, 2010 at 9:16 am

What a difference little more than a week can make in the life of the Shepard Fairey mural at the corner of Bowery and East Houston. Nearly all of the lower-level paneling has been torn away, uncovering a larger swath of the Os Gemeos artwork currently behind bars. The street has spoken. Where is the […]

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