The middle road
You see them everywhere. Some neighborhoods are their favorite, but there is no discrimination. They “hang out” in all of them.
Each one is so different and unique, but all share the same name: Graffiti or Murals. Some are good, and some are not. Undoubtedly, they are part of the distinctive character of this city, but… illegal. Few only spots in the city allow them to decorate their walls.
Any middle road, city authorities? One may say that some graffiti or murals are not that beautiful, but a big majority are great pieces of art, in the street “galleries,” free to all “visitors.” The city owes them part of its beauty. You know that… One may say that the walls are private property, and they shouldn’t be ruined. That is right, but some graffiti and murals are incredible pieces of art that make the city more beautiful and attractive, to visitors and the New Yorkers.
Any middle road? Any contest to choose the best? Any structures-walls specifically for graffiti and murals in every neighborhood or at least in many neighborhoods, even if the artists have to pay a small fee… and every few weeks or months new graffiti may take the place of the old ones on them?
When there’s a will, there’s a way. Why don’t you make this city the capital of graffiti and murals? That way, you would promote art and talented artists, you would make the city more beautiful and attract even more tourists from all over the world. If you wish, you may also have financial benefits from those beautiful pieces of art.
If you want to say that you love art, if you, New York, really love art, you shouldn’t destroy your graffiti and murals, you shouldn’t stop them from inspiring us. They are part of you, one of the vital organs that give you oxygen, and make you the great city you are today!
We hope your officials and a good mayor, who happen to appreciate art, can cooperate and do something quickly. There are people out there who started to love art after viewing some of the best graffiti and murals in your neighborhoods. If that does not mean anything to you, do nothing. Many others even owe their beautiful journey in the art world to your graffiti and murals. If that does not say anything to you, do nothing.
Keep in mind though that little details make life worthwhile, and the gifts some people have been given to color beautifully our lives are priceless, precious, highly valuable.
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A beautiful, sunny day in the High Line area of Manhattan. A huge mural is raised quite high and seen by almost all visitors of that area. Life is beautiful!