Friday, January 7, 2011

Graffiti-Free NYC Under The Cover Of Darkness

In 1999, the New York City Economic Development Corporation initiated the Graffiti-Free NYC Program. Hoping to eradicate graffiti where ever they could, their tools include a fleet of 23 "graffiti removal vehicles...equipped to both paint and power-wash buildings and other structures covered with graffiti." One of those trucks can be seen at work in the video at left, recently posted to NYCEDC's YouTube page. Their services are provided at no-cost for affected properties.

As you can see, they've got their work cut out for themselves on that wall, their efforts oddly being recorded under the cover of darkness with bright lights illuminating their workspace. The NYCEDC did not respond to requests for the location of the wall. They boast that since the programs inception, more than 170 million square feet of surface area has been cleaned of graffiti. 

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