First Coworking Space for the Washington Ave Corridor; Menil Collection Reopening Date Set; County Sets Flood Bond Date

Photo of the Elysian Viaduct: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool


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  • Am I the only one who hates blight and graffiti? I don’t get why so many approve of vandalism right at the entry of downtown. It looks trashy and like a new york subway. if this was anywhere else it would a) be white-washed by the city or b) owners fined until it got removed.
    The railroad need to paint it over and secure the area to keep off further graffiti. Same on the northbound side. It’s ugly, not “cool and hip.” bleh

  • I’m with Bill. It looks like hell.

  • @Bill I think (almost by definition) that everyone hates “blight” but to many people today graffiti does not indicate blight. The “Be Someone” graffiti falls closer to what people refer to today as “street art” much like the cool murals that pop up around town. The other end of the spectrum is typically called “tagging” and has no useful public message and often little artistic merit.
    I’m not saying you are wrong to think what you think, but street art has become quite popular and many people view it differently than we did in the past.
    To answer your question, I suspect public opinion on the “Be Someone” graffiti is about 50/50.

  • @Bill: Be someone else.

  • @Frank_ Yes, I get that people may think this is “art” just not my style.

    @Memebag : heh

  • What about all the other crap surrounding the Be Someone signage? If we want to adopt a city slogan, do it and do it right. Its Be Someone, not Be Grafitti on a Bridge.

  • let’s not tell Bill what FYHA means…