<body> Public Ad Campaign: Council Curtails Stores’ Use of Roll-Down Security Gates
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Council Curtails Stores’ Use of Roll-Down Security Gates

So it seems Mr. Vallone thinks that getting rid of all the solid roll down gates in NY will curb our rampant graffiti problem by 80%. How he comes up with that number, I do not know. One thing I do know is that it will prevent some of the most recent efforts to use these gates as spaces for mural projects. Alas it will also prevent Michael Gitter and the Mediacy group from going ahead with plans to begin installing street level Gatescapes the legality of which is still to be determined. Unsure of how I feel about this new law, I will leave the criticism up to you. Read about it in the NY Times article below.

VIA The New York Times

Citing high rates of graffiti, the City Council voted unanimously on Monday to gradually ban the use of roll-down metal security gates, a move that would eliminate what has been an enduring if forbidding feature of the urban streetscape. [MORE]

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Blogger Blogger is a Stinking Heap of Pig Dung said...

Perhaps instead of banning them we should require them to bear some sort of art-work, either promoting the store or ust for art's sake.


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