11221 Travel Guide
We had a hunch Brooklyn street art has been on the rise recently, as the borough's been looking a little more back-in-the-day every time we turn a corner. Now we've got the stats to prove it—the NYPD reports graffiti complaints are up 20 percent since 2007.
While the police frame this as yet another downside of the struggling economy, we say: bring it on! A little spray-painting and wheat-pasting never hurt anyone.
And the best part is the NYPD even offers up a handy hardcore travel tip—the most freqeuently graffitti'd building in all of New York is the middle school on Starr Avenue in Bushwick. The school, of course, is hardly amused, but why not embrace it? Most Tagged Building in NYC is quite the title—why not quit all that scrubbing and just invite tourists and start charging admission?
· Brooklyn's losing battles in the war vs. graffiti taggers [NYDN]
· Recession Culture: Skip Museums For Brooklyn's Street Art [Jaunted]
· Street Art coverage [Jaunted]