Say It, Don’t Spray It

40bond Say It, Dont Spray It
Graffiti: $2,800/ sq. ft., $300 a month.

The Villager reports that a new graffiti law is taking its cue from the smoking ban. Building owners will be held responsible for cleaning their premises, and will be fined up to $300 if they fail to remove the art after a warning. But owners have a month to respond to these warnings, and they can’t be fined more than once in a six-month period. Also, the city will clean it up for you if you ask. Nicely.

The fine doesn’t seem too much to ask for the condo board at 40 Bond Street, where tagging at street-level is a part of the design they’re paying upwards of $2,800 per square foot to live in.

- Riva Froymovich