Tag Archives: graffiti

New Murals Roll Down at Night

By JUDITH JOFFE-BLOCK With baggy clothes and a can of spray paint in hand, Eli Lippert, 19, could be mistaken for one of the taggers that plague the 24th Street corridor after hours. But on a recent Tuesday night, the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center instructor was putting the final touches on the neighborhood’s latest weapon against taggers who scrawl...

School Principals Push Back Against Blight

By NOAH BUHAYAR On a recent morning, Peter Avila was checking out the exterior of Marshall Elementary, on the corner of Capp and 15th Streets, when he came to a newly installed gate. He took off his belt and dangled it through the space between the bars. Then, reaching with his free hand, he grabbed the loose end of the...

Defendants in Graffiti Case Read the Writing on the Wall

By ANGELA KILDUFF Two men appeared in court on Wednesday for what a police press release had described as “an early morning felony graffiti spree.” Scott Cuilty, 28, and Cameron Jeffries, 24, were arrested early Monday morning and remained in custody until late Tuesday night. Their arraignment on Wednesday was pushed back until April 20 because neither qualified for a...