#N12BX: Subway graffiti
Is subway graffiti making a comeback?
A new report shows the MTA shelled out more cash in graffiti cleanup last year than years prior.
According to a report by The City, the MTA spent close to $611,000 in 2018 for graffiti cleanup.
That is an increase of 364% from two years prior.
That report shows 765 subway cars and 443 transit trains were affected by “major graffiti hits” last year.
According to the MTA, “major hits” take more than two hours to clean.
City subways are targeted by taggers worldwide, the report says.
Last year, the NYPD arrested graffiti artists from Spain and forced them to pay cleaning costs.
In 1984, the New York City Transit Authority began a five-year program to eradicate graffiti, with the last graffiti train taken out in 1989.
Have you noticed more graffiti on the subways?