While out in the neighborhood today, we noticed a definite increase in the amount of graffiti and tagging. The Wilson El station is covered in new tags on the northern side of the building and on each side of the entrance to Popeye's. Ace Hardware has new graffiti covering its Broadway side. Border's has graffiti on the plywood covering one of the broken windows. The Uptown Broadway rehab has graffiti on its green fencing out front. The Riv rehab was also recently tagged on the plywood covered lower-level as well as the dumpster out front for construction debris. All of this in the course of a week.
Folks, we challenge EVERYONE to start calling 311 to report any graffiti you see. Do it while you're out walking your dog, jogging, or just out for a stroll. If you see a broken light, overgrown tree, or more gang tagging, call 311 immediately. It literally takes a couple minutes to report it and they do seem to be prompt on sending people out to repair or clean whatever you may report.