Cleaning off graffiti
by: Eric Norberg,

It's common knowledge by now that the presence of graffiti begets more of it, and that citizens need not only to get it off fast to prevent more, but to comply with city law.

Nonetheless, far too much of this vandalism stays up far too long, reducing the livability of Inner Southeast neighborhoods.

This Brooklyn business set about removing the damage done to its exterior wall by a 'tagger' on December 6th.

Graffiti removal kits can be borrowed from Fire Station 25, just north of Holgate on S.E. 52nd.

But, police say, report it first to 503/833-4824, and then photograph it to provide evidence for prosecution when the vandal is caught.

They can now be jailed for it.

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