2004-06-18 / Community

Skateboarders Deface Artistic Bus Shelter

Skateboarders Deface Artistic Bus Shelter


When local artist Esther Grillo and a team of student-artists created the beautiful bus shelter on Beach 107 Street and Shore Front Parkway, she did not envision it as a skateboard park. Many local skateboarders, however, have been using the former bus shelter as a ramp to practice their skills. This has resulted in much of the paint on the lower portion of the mural being scraped off. When boards were put at the site to preserve the painting, the youth simply ripped the boards off with crowbars. Pictured, local youth beginning his skateboard run up the bus shelter wall.When local artist Esther Grillo and a team of student-artists created the beautiful bus shelter on Beach 107 Street and Shore Front Parkway, she did not envision it as a skateboard park. Many local skateboarders, however, have been using the former bus shelter as a ramp to practice their skills. This has resulted in much of the paint on the lower portion of the mural being scraped off. When boards were put at the site to preserve the painting, the youth simply ripped the boards off with crowbars. Pictured, local youth beginning his skateboard run up the bus shelter wall.
Police from the 100 Precinct point out that the actions of the skateboarders are both illegal and dangerous.Police from the 100 Precinct point out that the actions of the skateboarders are both illegal and dangerous.

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