More Time Warner Cable Stenciling

Posted on: December 28th, 2010 at 6:28 am by

Rest assured, the minions at Time Warner Cable aren’t finished vandalizing Lower East Side sidewalks just yet. In fact, it’s seemingly just begun.  The guerrilla marketing blitz launched three weeks ago to promote the pricey new “Signature Home” cable bundle.  At the time, a gala event was thrown at 54 Bond Street to celebrate the service.  Apparently the campaign never ended, as the neighborhood stenciling continues well into the holiday season.

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A week ago, reader Strange Monkey caught one culprit red-handed in the act of stenciling an East Village sidewalk. In broad daylight. Our tipster was relaxing outside The Bean on First Avenue, and didn’t seem too happy about the whole thing. The dispatch was as follows:

I thought it was unusual when a guy got out of a van with two FedEx boxes and started spraying paint into them. Turns out the bottom of the boxes were Time-Warner stencils.

Another guy came by shortly after and snapped photos of the handiwork, I noticed his hands had blue paint on them. I’d love it if Time-Warner got in trouble for this or at least were made to clean these up.

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Well, now all the stencils are coated in a slushy, snowy mess.  It could be a little while before we see them again.

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