Tag Archives: graffiti
Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by Michael Cohen.
“Rap is something you do, hip-hop is something you live.” KRS-One A lifelong Staten Islander and hip-hop junkie, Charlie Balducci founded the NYC Arts Cypher, a government funded non-profit organization, five years ago. The Cypher incorporates all elements of hip-hop to provide potentially rebellious kids and interested adults with a forum, not just for recreational [...]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by Mitchell Trinka.
On October 25 Jordan Seiler, originator of Public Ad Campaign, organized hundreds of activists to take back their streets. Their fight wasn’t against drugs or other well know illegal activities, but street level advertising. It’s a fight he’s been trying to win for almost a decade. On the 25th many of artists went out in [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by Perry Santanachote.
In the fight against graffiti, some business owners and community leaders in the Sunnyside and Woodside neighborhoods have found a way to beat the vandals at their own game. They have hired established graffiti writers to paint murals on the large expanses of walls that used to get incessantly “bombed” with everything from initials to [...]
Posted on 24. Oct, 2009 by Liza Eckert.
It’s no secret that there’s graffiti all over this city. From scrawling names and phrases to elaborate murals, you can find some spray paint no matter what neighborhood you are in. The issue is hot in Astoria, and at a city council debate this week a resident asked the candidates what they plan to do [...]