Lincoln Park really has seen more than its fair share of illegal dumping and graffiti over the years. As mentioned before, please, please, PLEASE call 311 and request a bulky item pickup when you come across illegal dumping. Ditto for graffiti.
This past Saturday morning, some members from the LPVNW went for a stroll through the 'hood to try and document the amount of dumping and tagging in our neighborhood. All of this trash arrived on our streets over the course of one week. That sucks.
On with the parade of dumping! First up: this old wooden drawer-thing parked right in front of 2131 Lincoln Park Ave.
This can't be good on the laminate.
At 2201 Lincoln Park Ave., we see the ever popular discarded mattress in front of some multi-family housing.
Gasp - what is that?! Some sexy Neighborhood Watch volunteer? This ain't your papa's blight documentation.
Bedposts and some tires in front of 2203 Lincoln Park Ave.
Lawn Decorations by Goodyear.
This is not what most people want to see when strolling down a sidewalk ... not only is there a tagger walk-of-fame, but there is also a pile of trash that's been dumped on the northern border of Work Source's property on Baldwin St.
Take that Hollywood! The Tagger Walk of Fame rules!
On to a subject near and dear to all of us in Lincoln Heigts: tagging. This is a special variety of graffiti, wherein a young man typically takes on a silly three letter moniker or phoneticaly spelled nickname and proceeds to write it on any and all surfaces he comes across. Our neighborhood has recently been under the grotesque cloud of one "PBK" which stands for "Peanut Butter Killa" or "Punting Bunnies is Kool". In eithercase, this crap has got to stop.
Here are a couple of examples of tags by "PBK".
According to sources close to the LAPD, a catalogue of dates, times, locations, and photographs of one tagger's work will go a loooooong way with detectives when they finally catch a "PBK"-style tagger.