2008-12-05 / Top Stories

Graffiti Vandals Hit Beach 116 Street


Graffiti vandals hit the west end of Rockaway last weekend, marking a number of sites on the Beach 116 Street shopping street, including the memorial to those who died in the 2001 crash of American Airlines Flight 587. The "Make Love, Not War," tag makes no sense to many locals in the light of the fact that the memorial has nothing to do with war deaths. Graffiti vandals hit the west end of Rockaway last weekend, marking a number of sites on the Beach 116 Street shopping street, including the memorial to those who died in the 2001 crash of American Airlines Flight 587. The "Make Love, Not War," tag makes no sense to many locals in the light of the fact that the memorial has nothing to do with war deaths. The "tag" used by the vandal or vandals perhaps reflects what he or she (or they) believe is true about themselves. The "tag" used by the vandal or vandals perhaps reflects what he or she (or they) believe is true about themselves.

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