Graffiti complaints on the rise in NYC

Posted at 8:38 PM, May 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-26 20:38:08-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) — It seems that New Yorkers are over the street art craze.

According to the New York Post, New Yorkers filed 211 more graffiti complaints this year compared to last year.

That’s about a 5 percent spike.

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In Manhattan South, from Battery Park to 59th Street, complaints were up nearly 14 percent.

An NYPD spokesman says taggers compete to have their graffiti seen.

The spokesman said the best way to curb the rise in graffiti is to paint over the tags.