Hamilton Nolan · 10/10/13 12:08PM

Today's new Banksy NYC piece is in East New York, and it's already being chiseled out of the wall.

Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz Will Be Demolished

Hamilton Nolan · 10/10/13 09:47AM

This was bound to happen one way or another, but that doesn't make it any easier: 5Pointz, a huge, empty warehouse building in Queens that's long been a magnet for the world's best graffiti artists, will be demolished to make way for condos. Insta-commemorative 5Pointz photo gallery below.

Hamilton Nolan · 10/09/13 03:51PM

Banksy's new NYC piece today is on the Lower East Side. A website has popped up encouraging people to steal Banksy's pieces before the museums get em. And here you can read many famous graffiti writers explaining why people want to paint over Banksy.

Hamilton Nolan · 10/08/13 01:09PM

Today's new Brooklyn Banksy piece is in Greenpoint, and reportedly already "a little scuffed up."

Hamilton Nolan · 10/07/13 10:52AM

Banksy's latest Brooklyn piece can be found in Red Hook.

Building Owners: Stop Cleaning Off Banksy Pieces

Hamilton Nolan · 10/04/13 12:12PM

Celebubrated street artist Banksy is currently prowling around New York City, leaving a trail of new art on random walls. Oblivious New York City building owners are painting them over just as fast as they can.

London Stencil Artist Taunts Man Who Buffed His Work

Camille Dodero · 07/31/13 04:15PM

Earlier this month, British stencil artist DS painted one of his signature characters, an old Hello Kitty spoof he'd long ago dubbed Bad Kitty, on an Islington wall along Essex Road. The next morning, the 28-year-old saw someone buffing the figures and photographed the removal process from across the street. Then DS stenciled the stranger's portrait in the very same place.

'All Cops Are Bastards': Montreal Woman Arrested for Posting Anti-Police Street Art to Instagram

Camille Dodero · 04/04/13 01:00PM

Cops have always quietly hassled kids for photographing freshly adorned graffiti and street art, the unfair presumption being that they might be the vandal returning to preserve their work. But even in that context, what happened yesterday in Canada is bonkers: a 20-year-old Montreal woman was arrested for posting a photo of anti-police street art to her Instagram feed.

Oberlin Cancels Classes After Figure in KKK Robes Spotted Near African Heritage House

Max Read · 03/04/13 10:02AM

A figure "wearing KKK regalia" was spotted at Oberlin College this morning, the culmination of a month of racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic graffiti being discovered on buildings around the Ohio liberal arts college's campus. In response, the school has cancelled all classes and non-essential activities, instead holding "a series of discussions of the challenging issues that have faced our community in recent weeks." Update: The vandals have been caught and the KKK figure may have been a person in a blanket.

Fake J-Lo Ad Gets Slightly More Objectionable

Hamilton Nolan · 11/29/11 09:16AM

One funny thing that homegrown American sweetheart Jennifer Lopez did recently was to make this Fiat commercial about her love for the Bronx without actually leaving her platinum-coated soundstage in L.A. at any moment. As if Jennifer Lopez would be caught dead in a Fiat! Right? Anyhow, they also apparently used the huge TATS Cru "I (Heart) The Bronx" mural without permission.

Mystery Arab Invisible Ink Attacks America's Airliners

Hamilton Nolan · 09/22/11 09:14AM

Fresh on the heels of the tenth anniversary of That Horrible and Fateful Day When Everything Changed, a new reason to Never Forget: an unidentified group of shadowy Arabs—or someone familiar with their secret communication codes—has managed to infiltrate our nation's commercial air system once again, and scrawl mysterious unknown gibberish terror messages on the underbelly of planes. Will these messages explode?