114th Civ-OP Free Graffiti Removal & Maintenance  Program

114th Civ-OP, Inc. actively works to clean up graffiti in both residential and commercial areas and to
maintain an area’s cleaned-up status.  This is achieved through volunteers’ hard work in first
restoring a site by power washing or painting over graffiti and then monitoring the sites after.  If new
graffiti is found on any site cleaned, volunteers participating in maintenance patrols promptly revisit
the site to re-clean it.  Clean-up and maintenance is the key to winning the war against graffiti
vandals.  If tags are not visible, vandals don’t gain the fame they desire, and they will seek more
favorable (less monitored) areas to vandalize.  

  • Vandals return to areas that best advertise their handiwork.  If graffiti is left visible and not
    removed, vandals get what they want – notoriety.  They will come back to do more graffiti and
    their friends will do the same.  Crime usually follows this crowd and the neighborhood’s
    quality of life deteriorates.

114th Civ-OP's Graffiti Clean-up & Maintenance team have currently cleaned up and maintained the
cleaned up status of over 300 locations in the 114th Precinct area.  Some locations have remained
clean for 10 years with very little maintenance needed.

The Graffiti Clean-up & Maintenance Program is available to all property and business owners
within the 114th Precinct area.  To find out more about this program
call 718-728-8763.

If the community were to unite and clean up their neighborhood, and take the necessary steps to
maintain it, the only ones who would lose would be the vandals.    


This program is made possible with funds from the following:
Councilman Peter F. Vallone, Jr. through the New York City Department of Small Business Services; and,
Senator George Onorato through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Free Graffiti Cleanup
& Maintenance Program
Place your mouse over pictures below  to see what
these places look like graffiti-free!
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If the community were to unite and clean up their neighborhood, and take the few but necessary steps to maintain it,
the only ones who would lose would be the vandals.