Brooklyn Got ‘Tagged' More in '08


With tighter city budgets, quality of life issues are bound to get worse. When it comes to graffiti, The Daily News reports, things already are: Graffiti complaints in North Brooklyn were up 20 percent last year; arrests were up 24 percent. "It’s bringing property values down," complained one Bushwick resident whose building is frequently tagged. In parts of South Brooklyn like Sunset Park and Coney Island, complaints were up but arrests were down, prompting calls for greater enforcement.

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