Tuesday, December 1, 2009

City leaders take another step toward making NYC completely sanitized


From the City Room:

Citing high rates of graffiti, the City Council voted unanimously on Monday to gradually ban the use of rolldown metal security gates, a move that would eliminate what has been an enduring if forbidding feature of the urban streetscape.


Image via City Rag.

8 comments:

Graffiti Friend of EV Grieve said...

Yeah, Peter Vallone is the worst. Suggested next things to phase out:

- Brick
- Walls
- Structures of any kind
- Kids
- Ink
- Paint
- Expression

EV Grieve said...

Excellent points, GFOEVG.

Add creativity?

Melanie said...

That hurts!!

glamma said...

guess we'll just have to tag directly on store windows..

T.E.V.B. said...

Is there no opposition to this by business owners? Besides artistic value, I would think shop owners like the protective effect of rolldown gates.

Barbara Hanson said...

And yet another burden on small store owners: the cost of removing the old gates and replacing them with Bloomie-approved ones, probably from Cemusa.

GFOEVG said...

Good point here regarding murals:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/gates/

EV Grieve said...

Ugh. I didn't event think about that, BaHa.