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February 03, 2009



Such is the nature of the the web, but by linking to that story, you're linking to its comments. Shame.

Also, the youths being derided in a racist way are just the youths that many NY-is-dying bloggers celebrate as acting in an authentic way in the 70s/80s. If being a destructive kid was authentic then, why not now?

Alex in NYC

The inane comments on the article are GOTHAMIST's problem. Personally speaking, I knew about three or four kids in my grade school and high school in the 80s who were similarly fixated with scrawling their stylized little initials or self-appointed nicknames on every wall – nay, available flat surface - they could find, and they were whistleheaded morons across the board. Oh, and they were all as lillywhite as the day is long.

I don't care if the culprits in this case were named O'Flannery or Von Trapp or Velasquez or Washington or were Icelandic exchange students. It's a shitty thing to do, and they should be punished for it. There's nothing 'authentic' about this crime in this or *any* era. I think that argument is a bit of a cop-out.

Bowery Boogie

you've inspired me to watch style wars again.

Cyber Rainbow

it's vandalism

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