Now that’s what I call “interesting.” Are you sick of this story? I’m not. I hope New York follows suit and fines the fuck out of these assholes.
Want to play a fun game? It’s called push your weight around as a citizen against a private company worth billions of dollars. To contact the Sanitation Department in NYC (responsible in this case), call 311 and request to speak to a sanitation specialist. (Be prepared to give details, such as the company name, contact info and locations of defacement.) You can also call or email Community Board 2 at 212-979-2272 and/or CB3 (email phone: 212-533-5300)
It is illegal in New York City to deface the street or sidewalk with advertisement or printed matter. Vanessa Gruen, director of special projects for the Municipal Art Society, once called it “corporate graffiti.”
Go ahead, pick up the phone.
b. Defacing. Except as otherwise provided by law, it shall be unlawful
for any person to deface any street by painting, printing or writing
thereon, or attaching thereto, in any manner, any advertisement or other
Any local business owners on here that were less “enthused” about having your shutters tagged? Pick up that phone.
It’s okay. Jim Joe’s been waiting…
He even admits on his tumblr that he’s “JUST A GOOD GUY STUCK ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW.”
Zynga fucked up, for sure. I’m not apologizing for them. I’ve never played and block all of their games on Facebook. A game I do love to play, though —- Moral Equivalency™.
It’s really fun. Try it. Pick up the phone.
And then maybe we lay this to rest and call the city to report on, I don’t know, say, real gunshots, or something…