1981 NYC Anti-Graffiti Commerical

1981, NYC found this great old public service commercial encouraging would-be street artists to stop graffiti.

Make your mark in society, not on society. The Mayor’s Task Force on Graffiti.

Shortly after this video was made, the police and task forces cracked down on graffiti artists as part of the Broken Window Theory, widely accepted as the beginning of NYC’s turnaround from it’s tumultuous time in the 70’s and 80’s.

via 1981.nyc

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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