Seeking “tunnel visionary”
An unintended consequence of the creation of the 1960s-era safety measure known as the Flushing Avenue underpass is that the stretch has become a several blocks-long graffiti canvas. Every so often, the graffiti is painted over, only to return shortly thereafter. There is a graffiti resistant coating that can be applied to the wall, but the powers that be at DOT have not seen fit to use it at this location. Instead of someone with tunnel vision, we need a tunnel visionary here. Perhaps Wildcat, the organization cleaning up the neighborhood, can be given a grant to get the job done.
Flushing Avenue free-for-all
The north side of Flushing Avenue starts looking ugly once you cross 58th Drive heading west. The junked cars are much fewer these days, but there is a glass business that lines up their panels all over the sidewalk and other businesses park their vehicles where they aren’t supposed to. When you care that little for the neighborhood you do business in, it comes as no surprise that you also don’t bother to pick up the litter that accumulates in front of your building, either.
Another graffiti canvas has been created on the fence of All Faiths Cemetery along 69th Street. The black tarp used to screen the fence gets hit every so often. The energy of the taggers could be put to so much better use, and when they get caught, they usually are put to work – cleaning up graffiti. Call 911 if you see graffiti in progress and 311 or (718) 366-3900 to report it for cleanup.