Subway graffiti redux

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Kilo Echo
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Subway graffiti redux

Post by Kilo Echo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:56 am

The resurgence of subway graffiti is causing problems for the MTA: Subway Graffiti Costs and Delays Up as New Generation Makes Its Mark.

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THE CITY wrote:The troubling trend saw New York City Transit’s annual graffiti cleaning costs surge to $610,956 in 2018 — an increase of 364% from the $131,539 spent just two years earlier.
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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by ExCon90 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:35 pm

Send somebody up to New Brunswick to ask David Gunn how he did it.

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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by alchemist » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:08 pm

That was 30 years ago -- hard to believe. As an example for those who weren't around, the entire #7 fleet was painted white and cars taken out of service for cleaning as soon as anything was seen on them. The Corona yard was given a double chain-link fence with German Shepherds between the fences. Gunn dared the graffiti painters to do their thing.
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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by jwhite07 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:59 am

Not to split hairs, but Mr. Gunn resides on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, not New Brunswick. Pretty country up there, either way, and I'm sure he could care less about graffiti in NYC nowadays! :wink:

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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by ExCon90 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:56 pm

I wasn't sure and just took a guess. But he certainly knew how to deal with the problem, which was considered at the time to be so bad that nobody knew where to start.

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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by BuddR32 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:29 am

Just another indication that relaxed quality of life policies are sliding the city back into the 1970's

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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:47 am

Except trains still are immediately pulled from service to be cleaned when they get tagged.
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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by ExCon90 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:24 pm

Just about everywhere that seems to be the only thing that works; If the perpetrators finally get it that their efforts are being wiped out as soon as discovered the frenzy of graffiti dies down.

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Re: Subway graffiti redux

Post by Kilo Echo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:29 am

WCBS-TV reports that taggers have struck again: Vandals Cover Subway Car With Graffiti On Halloween Night.
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