Council Member Erik Bottcher’s new initiative will scrape away vandalism in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea and the West Village — and spare street art

02 Dec 2022 | 12:31

To camouflage oneself on the streets of New York City would mean to get dirty; a certain amount of graffiti would be required. And not necessarily the type involving photogenic bubble letters and inventive scenes, so much as the kind that jumbles layers of tags, plastered stickers and profanity.

“A lot...