NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint
"Under the new graffiti protocols, cops are instructed to photograph the vandalism, ‘box it out’ and paint over it ‘in a professional manner.’"
“It’s supposed to discredit their work . . . and break their manhood.”
“I painted a future that’s completely achievable… All the technology for it already exists. What’s lacking is the political power to make it happen. In New York especially, the city has so much potential. When you fly overhead, you see that New York’s mostly a sea of flat, empty rooftops, with the streets in between as small alleys.”
“That was one of the things I loved best about being a kid in New York, spending time on rooftops. No one ever used them, which was amazing to me. You’d think that people would hang out there and grow gardens. You have these amazing views, and you have the whole city to yourself; it’s a magical place.”
Eric Drooker, The Magical Rooftops of NYC