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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Teen Punks Spraying Stuy Town
Photos from Lux Living's Facebook.
Lux Living was alerted to a hate and vandalism crime that was committed, remarkably, still in broad daylight outside of 271 1st Ave, in Stuyvesant Town. Three white teens in sleeveless t-shirts (one of which had "FUCK YOU" written on it) spray painted, in fluorescent bright green no less, a swastika on a walkway and then a racist comment on a mattress left outside the building. The teens are probably Stuy Town residents or friends of residents.
You can read more about this incident by going to Lux's Facebook. The photos above are from Lux's page.
If you have an info, please call Stuy Town's Public Safety at 212-598-5233.
Several quick comments:
1) While we tend to bitch about the college/post-college crowd that lives here, I've always suspected that a portion of our "home-grown" tenants and their offspring are to blame for the crap that goes on here. If these kids are Stuy Town residents, this will affirm my suspicion.
2) Okay, how are those high-tech security cameras working for ya? How's the monitoring? If security can't catch these kids using these costly gizmos, it will be another pathetic sign of what's wrong with this complex.
3) If and when these kids are caught, they should be charged with as much as they can. They should also--and please let this happen--be forced to scrub CLEAN every inch of that paint from the walkway. And we, the tenants of this community, should be able to watch.