City program aims to erase writing on the wall

More Brooklyn residents are complaining about graffiti in the borough, but a city program is trying to eliminate the problem.

According to the borough president?s office, graffiti complaints have doubled in April. However, the Graffiti Free New York City program is working to remove what some residents consider eyesores. The program cleans about 400 to 600 sites every two weeks free of charge. They use paint machines to cover the graffiti.

?We never know what we?re facing when we get to an address,? said Craig Small, who?s involved in the program. ?We could get there and it [could] be a small tag or we could get there and it?ll be an entire building.?

Residents interested in taking advantage of the service can call 311. The program requires residents to give some property information and sign a waiver.

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