No more hopscotch, or chalk drawings in Brooklyn

by guestofaguest · October 16, 2007


    [Image Source: The Brooklyn Paper] 

    That's right, what you read is correct! 6 year-old Natalie Shea found out the hard way that a life of "graffiti" and crime property defacement will earn you a letter from the Department of Sanitation and a potential $300 dollar fine. Apparently a neighbor called 311 to tip off Natalie's drawings which are in violation of local law 111:

    “graffiti” [is defined] as “any letter, word, name, number, symbol, slogan, message, drawing, picture, writing … that is drawn, painted, chiseled, scratched, or etched on a commercial building or residential building.”

    Well Natalie, all we can say is perhaps you should go back to the drawing chalk board and perfect your strokes, then maybe your "graffitti" will be considered "art", and under this umbrella no one will be able to challenge the validity or merit of them.