It’s not just Soho, but the West Village is like a staircase designed for the 1970s and ’80s, as the store’s roofs are spray-painted and the hallways are littered with rotten rubbish.
Locals who were once saturated in any neighborhood told The Post on Thursday that they had no choice but to deal with the unfavorable conditions.
“It’s crazy,” Katrina Kulyjka said as she walked down Sixth Avenue on Thursday – a day after The Post newspaper revealed how Soho was overflowing with graffiti spoilers.
“New York City is taking trash to a whole new level.”
“What’s amazing is that it doesn’t surprise you anymore,” added the 28-year-old Tribeca resident. “You’re like, ‘Oh, I’ll go around it.’
While walking around the neighborhood, graffiti appeared, including along three adjacent buildings on Sixth Avenue near West 3rd Street – and piles of furniture and rubbish spilled on the sidewalk.
“These are horrible conditions,” says Earfanul Haque, whose newspaper shop near West 3rd Street is next to a pile of rubbish. “My observation is the sanitation department – these people aren’t actually working. The control is very bad. “
At the same time, traders in the area complained that homeless people regularly threatened them and even abused them.
Workers at the Fantasy Party sex shop near West 4th Street said a negligent man threw bricks from his front window for two weeks.
“He usually walks around mumbling under his lips,” said the employee, who did not want to be identified.
“It’s definitely a problem,” he said. “No one is working hard enough. We had to go out and sweep every 15 minutes, otherwise we could have been fined. ”
At the end of Papaya Dog, Medlat Gali remembered a widow walking with a knife that one of her co-workers encountered.
“He threw everything off the counter,” Galy said. “He wanted some free stuff.”
Galy stabbed that annoying homeless knife during another incident.
“I’m angry,” he said. “I can’t do anything about it. Otherwise they’ll arrest me.”
Police were called to the dog and fantasy party events in Papaya and arrested two men – 36-year-old Terrance Shannon and 30-year-old Jasper Hillard, who were charged with the same crime at a restaurant on May 23 and had the same charges and under control. to call the “object” through the sex window.
The graffiti ball has arrived in Soho, and locals fear this modern neighborhood could become a disaster for the “immoral” market.
Vandals targeted the Black Wall Street Gallery for three nights in a row this week, spray-painted white on the windows and wrote “ETC REAL ART” on the front door.
The Mercer Street Gallery will display an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. These incidents are being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
“Ongoing vandalism is a sign of deliberate ignorance,” gallery owner Rico Wright said Thursday. “Wherever there is a hate crime, the police need to be more involved. I support graffiti as an element of hip hop, but I don’t support distortion. ”
In his daily press briefing, Mayor de Blasio promised his Cleaning Corps team would be in full force this summer to clear graffiti across five districts.
“As you prepare for everything coming back in the summer, you’ll see a strong impact, especially in July and August,” he said. “We’ll look at graffiti issues through the board, and that’s one of the many things that will bring the city back.”
Additional report by Elizabeth Rosner