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Offline Chuckster

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2009, 10:41:16 PM »
Yeah, what does it say?

Marlene recently posted a good translation of what's written on one of the lampposts.  Scroll over to reply #20 in this thread to read it.
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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2009, 09:58:29 AM »
all I know is that I like it. and I don't care for ads. Who is at fault for uglying the subways with ads? the mta or the marketers?

i wonder why people are so upset with lawbreakers sometimes. is it jealousy?

I agree the ads on subways aren't attractive but they bring the MTA money and the fares would be higher without them. 

I think people who don't like lawbreakers aren't jealous but are concerned with quality of life and safety issues.  Although I don't put rapes, robberies or murders in the same category as vandalism,  reckless or intoxicated driving or public urination, to me they are still crimes/violations and there needs to be enforcement against them.

Offline spartacus

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2009, 02:09:56 PM »
I think the lamppost writing has an air of intrigue about it.  I find myself wondering about the person doing it.  Poet or madman? 

That said, it really isn't appropriate and isn't a desirable thing.  Interesting as it is, it is still defacing public property.

As time passes, the person doing this will either stop or move on.  The city will splash a coat of paint on the adorned  lampposts and the curious mystery of the Lamppost Writer will fade into memory.

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2009, 06:52:11 PM »
some great opinions on this thread. making me think.

all I know is that I like it. and I don't care for ads. Who is at fault for uglying the subways with ads? the mta or the marketers?

i wonder why people are so upset with lawbreakers sometimes. is it jealousy?

Jealous of what exactly?

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2009, 07:05:31 AM »
This morning on my way to work 4:30 am I saw this man sitting on the sidewalk by a lamp post few feet from 35-36 76th Street (north/west of street).  I thought was a drunk/homeless person that fell asleep against the lamp pole, but turned out to be the man that have been writing around on the hood lamp post.  He was holding a magic marker and writing his soul away.  He really looks homeless.  He was wearing a dirty dark blue hooded jacket and a burgundy/red knitted cap.  He was acting very strange......perhaps because I saw him? :-\

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2009, 10:11:05 AM »
This morning on my way to work 4:30 am I saw this man sitting on the sidewalk by a lamp post few feet from 35-36 76th Street (north/west of street).  I thought was a drunk/homeless person that fell asleep against the lamp pole, but turned out to be the man that have been writing around on the hood lamp post.  He was holding a magic marker and writing his soul away.  He really looks homeless.  He was wearing a dirty dark blue hooded jacket and a burgundy/red knitted cap.  He was acting very strange......perhaps because I saw him? :-\

Yeap that was him.
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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2009, 07:29:44 PM »
Wonder if that's his cover .. imagine your getting chased by the police, after spreading your words of revolution.  You evade them by turning the corner and jumping under a comforter with other homeless folk.  After all, many ignore the homeless outright ... maybe that's part of his message.

OK, either day or it was laundry day?   ;D

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Offline homeowner

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2009, 10:09:35 AM »
The writing has now made it to a lamppost on 86th off 35th.  Where's my can of silver spray paint?

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2009, 07:14:17 PM »
where's my marker?

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2009, 08:50:59 PM »
right there with you jeff....and our sharpie-toting don qiuxote


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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2009, 06:21:26 PM »
I encountered another one I don’t think we mentioned before: 33-45 72nd Street. When the author sometimes needs extra space, the text starts climbing the street lamp. I think this is the highest I have seen.



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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2009, 09:34:42 PM »
Someone should stencil Reagan's face onto that green plywood wall outside the 74th Street station, along with a speech bubble reading: "Mr. Bloomberg, tear down this wall!" Or something like that.

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #57 on: November 14, 2009, 08:02:03 PM »
Vandalism is vandalism.

We live in a city with 8-1/2 million people. In order to live in a civilized manner, we need rules.

The difference between corporate advertising and graffiti is not an aesthetic one, it is a legal one. The corporation has permission to post their ads. The vandal does not.

I don't like all laws. Some I find ridiculous. But unless the law results in a human rights violation, I'm in favor of obeying the law. Ultimately the laws protect all of us. I for one would not want to see every inch of public property covered with the scrawlings of anyone who wanted to write anything on them.

Call me old-fashioned.

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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2009, 09:42:23 AM »
Vandalism is vandalism.

And it's dangerous, too!


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Re: Writing on street lampposts
« Reply #58 on: November 15, 2009, 09:42:23 AM »