Graffiti Sparks Concern Over Crime on City Streets

Esposito, president of the Ozone Park Residents Block Association, estimated that graffiti in his Queens community has increased by 70%-80% over the past few years. He isn’t the only one who believes that graffiti is making a comeback.

Only in Print: ‘Graffiti-Free NYC’ Is Wiped Away

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to scrap a program providing free graffiti removal assistance to private property owners has lawmakers and business leaders concerned that New York City is returning to the bad old days of the 1970s when spray-painted tags were everywhere.