Graffiti in New York City has had a local, countrywide, and international influence. Originating in the New York City Subway and spreading beyond it, it was regarded by the city's authorities as an act of vandalism, while some viewed it as an art form (Wikipedia. Graffiti in NY City).
It all began in Philadelphia in the 1960s. Later in early 1970s New York City became a center of graffiti culture. In 1971 the article “TAKI 183” Spawns Pen Pals” published by The New York Times draw a lot of attention to tags in subway and instigated rapid growth of such self-expression to big movement. TAKI 183 was the alias of a kid from Washington Heights. TAKI was the nickname for his given name Demetrius and 183 was the number of the street where he lived(@149). All the further tags were designed according to the same principle. In fall 1970 Taki went to high school in Midtown Manhattan taking the train every day and later started working as a delivery-boy. Along the way he left his tags at subway stations and in any other places he thought to be a good spot. Quite soon everyone started to do the same.
At that moment writing consisted of mostly tags, put next to others. Not far away, but somewhere nearby. Writing on someone else’s name was…show more content… Wilson and George L. Kelling. According to that theory a person breaks the law not because of bad heredity or insufficient education. What a person sees around make a great sense. Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside. Or consider a pavement. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of refuse from take-out restaurants there or even break into cars (Wikipedia. Graffiti in NY