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NYTimes article on the 10 month old Citywide Vandals Task Force in NYC. Same old story if you ask me. The Task Force has some added strength and resources with new attention given by the current administration and the writers are taking some extra steps to avoid getting caught. The most interesting thing to me was the pic of five points in queens (click the image for a bigger pic), which I haven’t been to in a long time, and this quote by Lee Quinones:

Lee Quinones, 45, for instance, is now a legal graffiti muralist. Still idolized by fans for painting 10 cars one night in 1977 with his graffiti crew, the Fabulous 5ive, Mr. Quinones said that despite taunts of “sellout” from writers who shun the commercial market, he encourages teenagers to seize any opportunity to “go legitimate.”

“It’s time to move on, to move forward,” he said.