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Carroll Gardens Democracy Wall in Danger?

December 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Democracy Wall Torn Down

Is the Carroll Gardens Democracy Wall where residents have been posting murals and news articles about development news in their community in danger? It could be. There’s a sense among residents that both the police and local politicians may try to put an end to what has become a community fixture over the last six months. Apparently, Council Member Bill de Blasio, who was the intended recipient of one recent message has called it “graffiti.” A number of posters and murals were torn down this weekend (see before and after photos, above and below), although some of the material has been torn down in the past too.

Democracy Wall Before

Tags: Carroll Gardens · Smith Street

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  • 1 Anonymous // Dec 10, 2007 at 11:10 am

    There is no wall here – DOB has never issued any construction permit for a retaining wall. This is a fence.