Hanksy Pieces Dismantled

Posted on: February 24th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

The street struggle between business and graffiti continues to rage over at the corner of Rivington and Chrystie Streets. Indeed, Kleen Stik isn’t the only neighborhood establishment with a ginormous target on its proverbial back.

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Mikco Building Material has been fighting the uphill battle ever since Hanksy arrived on the Lower East Side scene last year. It seems to be a favorite spot. Each time a new mashup is unveiled here, it’s quickly beaten to submission. Such was the fate of the Ted Dancin’ wheat-paste which also carried our double-b logo. Said Boogie tipster Joshua Geyer, “They [Mikco] weren’t too happy when I told them they should leave it.”

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Meanwhile, the Ryan Gosling piece on Ludlow didn’t fare any better. That thing was slashed a day after its placement, and is now completely removed.

The sole holdout is the Bill Cosby piece down at the bottom of Orchard Street.

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