Photo by myself, somewhere in the East Village.
There is graffiti just about everywhere in New York. However destructive, it really is an urban form of expression.
So are posters and paste-ups. They're often applied in multiples, just for graphic impact. One little poster wouldn't stand a chance on the street. You can't miss twenty-five, each one screaming at you.
Personally I like posters and graffiti. They help create a dynamic, ever-changing street experience. Nothing is too pristine in this town. If you're going to leave it or park it on the street, be prepared.
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