Combating Graffiti


“Reclaiming the Public Spaces of New York”
TYPES OF GRAFFITI:
Hate graffiti: is the making of any offensive slogans, or symbols
towards a person’s race, color, religion, ethnicity, culture, or
sexual orientation.
Gang Graffiti: Gangs use graffiti to mark territory, send
warnings to rivals or for economic gain. It may include letters,
symbols, or numbers known to gangs and law enforcement
agencies.
Satanic Graffiti: appears throughout the City illustrating occult
and satanic symbols. Pentagrams, crosses, inverted chalices,
satanic words, and skeletal figures are a few examples of this
category of graffiti.
Street Graffiti: consists of “tags,” “throw-ups,” and “pieces.”
A “tag” is the vandal’s street signature, applied quickly and
repetitively. A “throw-up” is a more elaborate version. A “piece,”
short for “masterpiece,” is a large mural-like drawing.
Generic Graffiti: includes random markings, declarations of
love, graduation events- “Class of 2005”- and other non-
threatening messages.
Hate graffiti: is the making of any offensive slogans, or symbols
towards a person’s race, color, religion, ethnicity, culture, or
sexual orientation.
Gang Graffiti: Gangs use graffiti to mark territory, send
warnings to rivals or for economic gain. It may include letters,
symbols, or numbers known to gangs and law enforcement
agencies.
Satanic Graffiti: appears throughout the City illustrating occult
and satanic symbols. Pentagrams, crosses, inverted chalices,
satanic words, and skeletal figures are a few examples of this
category of graffiti.
Street Graffiti: consists of “tags,” “throw-ups,” and “pieces.”
A “tag” is the vandal’s street signature, applied quickly and
repetitively. A “throw-up” is a more elaborate version. A “piece,”
short for “masterpiece,” is a large mural-like drawing.
Generic Graffiti: includes random markings, declarations of
love, graduation events- “Class of 2005”- and other non-
threatening messages.
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