Sunday, January 11, 2009

downtown bloomingdale tagged extensively

following are a few pictures of the tagging that has happened recently in downtown bloomingdale, along 1st, seaton, and rhode island. these pictures were taken on saturday morning, so i wasn't able to get photos of tagging on the roll-down screens that cover bloomingdale liquors windows as well. whomever "che", "nuk", and "kgb" (oh no, the russians are coming!) are, they seem to think that the spaces on privately owned homes and stores are their personal canvases.

the shame is that the places that have been tagged are, for the most part, vacant and crumbling. it appears that some owners don't seem to be in any kind of rush to clean up these eyesores that keep our community from reaching its full potential. while there have been fantastic signs of growth in bloomingdale (yoga district and the future baraki, to name two), there are still pockets of disinvestment in our "downtown" waiting to be cared for.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dial 311 and ask the city's department of public works to come out and remove it. This is a service provided without any charge to the property owner. (In other words, our tax dollars pay for this program, so we may as well use!)

Nolan said...

Someone called 311 because the bottom tag (on the vacant on the North East corner of 1st and Rhode Island) has been painted over.

I haven't checked if the other tags have been removed.

Anonymous said...

It's the city people... If you don't like it move to Fairfax, Va!!!! I like that our area is a little gritty.

IMGoph said...

second anonymous poster: just because we live in the city doesn't mean that we have to accept abuse of our property by bored suburban kids like borf who can't find better things to do.

besides, we have plenty of grit already...

Anonymous said...

This is the work of those pesky 'newcomers' who don't say hello when you pass them on the street, don't pick up after their dogs, and then tag local buildings with spray paint on their way home from their yuppie jobs downtown!