Banksy street art gets people talking

British graffiti artist Banksy is creating buzz throughout New York City, including in the Bronx, where a recent piece caused some controversy. In Melrose, a

Hundreds took to the News 12 Facebook page to share their mixed opinions about his latest work of art.

Hundreds took to the News 12 Facebook page to share their mixed opinions about his latest work of art. (10/23/13)

MELROSE - British graffiti artist Banksy is creating buzz throughout New York City, including in the Bronx, where a recent piece caused some controversy.

In Melrose, a piece featuring the phrase "Ghetto 4 Life" was condemned by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who says he didn't like the use of the word "ghetto." Other residents say they found the phrase harmless, alluding to a larger message in the work.

The business owner on East 153rd Street, where the art popped up this week, has a gate and security guard protecting the art at night.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out 1 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President
VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 2 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
At least 20 cars were damaged when the 3 2nd-floor parking garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 4 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Wings Academy came back from a second-half double-digit 5 VIDEO: Wings Academy wins PSAL Borough Championship

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The artist is on a monthlong residency in Banksy strikes again in the Bronx

Secretive British graffiti artist Banksy has struck again in the Bronx. His newest installation was

The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a Banksy sculpture spotted in the Bronx

The secretive British artist Banksy is making quite a scene across the city and has

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE