Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Noted



EVG reader Jen Pace shared this photo from the 13th Street side of the Verizon building at Second Avenue... where the Verizon maintenance crew is re-engaged in a brown paint battle with taggers... the wall was painted over late last week. And the band played on.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

There was never any graffiti on the wall, not until all the ground floor windows were bricked over creating a continuous 'canvas '

Michael Paul said...

Maybe stop with the hideous brown paint.

Neighbor said...

Jesus Christ. 1) The city needs to enforce laws against the rampant graffiti more aggressively; 2) they need to stop painting over this wall if they aren't doing something permanent; and 3) they should commission actual art to cover this wall which cause the graffiti painting assholes to go elsewhere.

WTF does the city address? Certainly not quality of life, transport, traffic, or housing issues.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the building owners should just make it an official graffiti wall, commission some decent artists and keep hacks like whoever does this tag away.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:16 I agree completely!
VZ could so easily turn this into a PR win, rather than depressing us all with this endless brown campaign.
And, who knows, maybe a good graffiti wall too...

Anonymous said...

Verizon could paint that wall with slippery paint, off of which spry paint will slip off.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious that people think that if you put up a nice graffiti mural, it won't get the shit tagged out of it.

Anonymous said...

Graffiti is art and improves this neighborhood and that wall more than Verizon-commissioned art could ever hope to.

JQ LLC said...

We already had the technology...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqIHlnfGKV0

Mazeltov!

I have seen ads that utilize/exploit graffiti on the bowery and Soho for stupid TV shows and cellphones. I'm surprised Verizon don't advertise their service on the walls themselves.