State Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder is very worried; there's a toy on local shelves that's turning children into criminals.
One of the nineties' best-known graffiti masters returns to the streets
It took just over 24 hours for several subway ads featuring an offensive, anti-Islamic message were vandalized, which, somehow, has led to a debate about the First Amendment, as apparent in the comment section of our story abut the vandals posted yesterday.The entire debate is a bit of an enigma/com ... More >>
As some people spray-paint and vandalize the anti-Islam subway ads currently posted in 10 New York City subway stations, others are using different, more legal methods to discredit the Islam-o-phobic message in the ads, which compares Muslims to "savages."Sojourners magazine, a faith-based "social j ... More >>
It's been less than 48 hours since anti-Islamic subway ads went up in 10 New York City subway stops, and -- as we predicted/perhaps encouraged -- several of them already have been vandalized.In one case of alleged vandalism -- which was caught on tape and you can see below -- a self-described Egypti ... More >>
Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony hasn't been brought to justice, despite the viral video that made the Internet rounds last week. However, one of the men responsible for the Kony 2012 campaign -- intended on ending his reign of terror -- has...for allegedly masturbating in public.(Sigh).Invisible Chil ... More >>
A recent spate of anti-semitic hate crimes has prompted Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman to propose a law that would toughen penalties on perps who vandalize houses of worship. The proposed measure would amend the current penal code, so vandalism and thefts that take place on religious property wou ... More >>
A week after midtown storefronts were vandalized with swastikas, there are reports of more of the symbols being found in Brooklyn over the weekend in Midwood. DCPI told Runnin' Scared they are is being investigated as "possible bias incidents"
Hate has hit midtown Manhattan in the form of four swastikas graffitied onto 6th Avenue storefronts -- the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents across the city over the last four months. Several stores on 6th Avenue across the street from Bryant Park were vandalized on Sunday with a total ... More >>
Local bands pass the hat
Esther ZuckermanThe Astor Place piano being installed. These are days the music died in the Bronx. Tragedies have struck two of of Sing for Hope's Pop-Up Pianos, whose installation we chronicled two weeks ago. This morning the Daily News reported that the piano at the Williamsbridge Oval was ... More >>
A controversial Spanish play tests New Yorkers
EV GrieveThe City Council has passed a resolution to crackdown on those sidewalk ATMs. Apparently they're illegal, so while you may have to work harder to find your local bank branch next time you're strapped for cash and wandering around the East Village drunk and/or hungry, at least you won't h ... More >>
Shepard Fairey, creator of the frequently vandalized mural on Houston and Bowery, is back in the game with a series of street installations depicting bearded crazy person/actor Joaquin Phoenix. Vulture reports that the Joaquins have been spotted in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Bo ... More >>
Remember the street pianos? Have you played one yet? Well, it seems some people are not so in favor of the project: The Wall Street Journal reports that the upright piano stationed in Astoria's Athens Square Park has been vandalized not once but twice.
Dress in all black, blow up a car, run. That's the general idea of attending the Group of 20 Summit this weekend in Toronto, if you're not invited to the shirt-and-tie party. As usual, the facist-hating environmental activists are causing a ruckus at the meetings where the world's most import ... More >>
photo by Angela RiechersWhen it comes to spelling, the MTA sometimes reminds us of what it was like to be an unfocused third grader -- same with balancing a budget, but that's another story, and it's not as funny. We showed you the FML sign at 14th Street a couple weeks ago, and a year before ... More >>
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The Staten Island Advance! Exclusively! Takes us "inside the clubhouse of alleged Staten Island vandals." This would be a bunch of youthful mooks who robbed and vandalized a few places near their encampment, at which they apparently "used a generator to power a television so they could play vide ... More >>
Spray-can doc keeps it one-sided
Don't know much about this writer Kardz, but gotta give props where they're due. Nice colorful piece, but shit, this was risky: a nasty B&E charge added to that already gnarly vandalism rap could've instantly ended dude's writing days. Not advocating breaking the law or anything (cough), but this wa ... More >>
A would-be Basquiat goes to prison in a misguided graffiti crackdown
You've got to fight for your right to partyor at least to possess spray paint or a permanent markerand so designer Mark Ecko is suing Mayor Bloomberg, the city, and his old nemesis Queens Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr., in federal court. The claim is that Vallone's 2005 anti-graffiti bill ... More >>
Arrests Climb as Police Practice Politics of Kevlar