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Nail Salon Opens on 42nd Street, Shortly After Street Hit by Taggers

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Feb. 5, 2015 By Christian Murray

A nail salon has open on 42st Street moving into the store that was previously occupied by In-Bloom Tanning.

Grace Nails opened Monday at 43-50 42nd Street and offers the standard services such as manicures and pedicure. The store was greeted to graffiti on its front gates and the tagging of Café Bene next door.

Grace Nails’ opening comes just one month after the closure of In-Bloom Tanning.

The nail salon is affiliated with the Grace Nails that opened in Woodside three months ago at 51-09 Skillman Ave. The Woodside store also sells jewelry.

The opening this week of Grace Nails comes less than 2 months after the opening of Livia’s Nail Salon at 41-22 Greenpoint Avenue, which replaced a check-cashing store.

The Sunnyside Business Improvement District, which has a monthly graffiti cleanup program, is aware of the 42nd Street tags but has had difficulty pressuring washing the walls due to the freezing temperatures. Once temperatures rise, the organization will take care of it.

Cafe Bene, Grace Nails and Takesushi all were hit by graffiti

Cafe Bene, Grace Nails and Takesushi all were hit by graffiti in January (which still remains)

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funnyside

Graffiti is not a issue graffiti has been done in sunnyside for years and will continue to be done here for years to come. Maybe it would look better if people weren’t worried about going to jail. But you guys shouldn’t complain there’s no crack and gun Shots in your neighborhood at night. Don’t complain about taggers. Worry about the burglary and robberys not stupid graffiti. And the coffee isn’t all that good anyway.

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Mac

Wow, talk about “Ghetto Mentality”. Why doesn’t Joe move to a slum area if he likes graffiti so much? It would save him a fortune….Oh, that’s right he probably gets a free pass to live here in the form of a publicly financed handout. Sounds like David is right and did us all a favor when he stopped renting to this trash. I’ve had teeth knocked out but not by a loser like you, that i’m sure of.

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David

@JoeDaddy Your lack of intelligence in realizing you should be embarrassed to be so ignorant is just the start of your idiocy. Yes, I would press charges on you. You admitted to vandalism and think it was ok. You threatened me and another person with violence. You’re probably the type who beats up your boyfriend in public.

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joe daddy

NOT EMBARRASSED BY ANYTHING. PROUD TO BE WHO I AM DAVID AND MAC YOU CAN HAVE YOUR VIEW AND I CAN HAVE MINE. HISTORY? THIS KIND OF HISTORY IS BS! AND MAC YOU PROBLY GOT YOUR TOOTH KNOCKED OUT BY ME. DAVID YOUR NEXT IN LINE. OH NO YOU GOING TO CALL 911 TO PRESS CHARGES!! THAT’S ALL FOR NOW F NOW OLD FOLKS. HAVE A NICE DAY.

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Mac

What type of low life is this punk Joe Daddy? I grew up 30 years ago in Sunnyside and me and my friends did not comitt the crime of vandalism to pass the time we worked, played hockey, basketball, football and baseball to “pass the time”. Hey Joe Daddy did you ever reimburse any of your crime victims for the cost of cleaning up your vandalism? I doubt it. Low class.

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David

@joedaddy another fact free post. You don’t care about facts, truth and history all that matters is what you feel. What you feel trumps facts, truth and history. That makes you an ignorant blowhard by definition from the words of your very post. Hahaha Are you embarrassed to be so ignorant?

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joe daddy

David no body gives a fuck how much time you spend sticking your nose in law articles. Nobody gives a fuck how investment properties you owe. I have been in Sunnyside for over 30 years and have had all kinds of friends low income and middle income, friends from the project, section 8, and you know what we all did graffiti together. You know what most of my friends from that era lived in Sunnyside gardens. We did graffiti to pass the time but we did not do the other shit that you so much think is related. You are a freaking fool to think that only middle and upper class people are good citizens. I believe you grow up with one particular type of people, right? That is the reason you are a racism asshole. Also if you don’t like the way your neighborhood is why not just move and stop complaining. HHHaaa would love to have a snow fight with you hahhahaha. .

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Isaac Hunt

If you can’t find a public receptacle just bring all of your trash to the Celtic Apts. They collect the whole neighborhoods trash

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Sunnyside Is Blooming

David is totally correct about the garbage cans. People overflow the cans with household garbage. That is why they have been taken away. Additionally Councilman Van Bramer’s office does do something about the graffiti. The blame for the garbage and graffiti lies with people in the neighborhood.

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David

@Sunnyside is Blooming I disagree with your quote “the blame for the garbage and graffiti lies with the people in the neighborhood”. About 7 years ago I had an ongoing dispute with a person (construction worker)who parked his car on 47th street and then caught the 7 train to his job site. While my mom was ailing I would come home early 3 days a week causing me to cross paths with this guy. Everyday without fail this guy would line up McDonald bags, dunkin donuts bags, power ade bottles, pizza boxes etc. on the curb where his car was parked. One day me and a neighbor stopped him at the stop sign but he pulled out. We gave his plate to the 108. He stopped parking on our block but I’m sure he took his filth to another street. Many people I’ve seen emptying their cars trash into those trash cans were also commuters who parked here and caught the subway to their jobs. This behavior is also evident under the subway el. As for the graffiti. I noticed one reoccurring tag with a small 52 on the tail of it which I would imagine means the vandal is from 52nd street. Some simple police work should be easy enough to confirm this.

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anon

Just to get your complaint correct, you are angry that somebody put garbage in a garbage can instead dumping it on the street. Okay.

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David

@anon Go and read the by laws regarding ‘public recepricals’. No household trash permitted. They’re just not enough room in these cans to sustain such volume. That is why you risk a ticket from the dept. of sanitation for the infraction.

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anon

Sometimes the law is an ass, and the public receptacles need to be emptied more often. By the way, what the hell is a public receprical?

David

@anon Your definition of the use of public reciprocals doesn’t meet the one in the statutes. In my e-mails to JVB’s office (all containing photos) I actually mentioned more frequent pick-up service. However the cans I photographed on the corners of 47th & 49th streets at 43rd avenue would have required many many many more pickups in a day. They were ridiculously out of control. I can send you the photos.

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anon

I still want to know what a “public reciprocal” is. Removing the trash cans is akin to banks closing early on Fridays because they are too crowded.

What's the answer?

The lack of receptacles is dispicable.

I have picked up garbage on streets from Barnett Avenue to 43 Avenue finding no public receptacles/garbage bins. Just curious if you see any reasonable suggestions (such as more frequent pick up)? There are trash bins all over the streets of Manhattan but not in Sunnyside.

42nd Street Resident

Just fyi, our building was tagged on Monday night along with businesses mentioned in the article. Fortunately, it was easily removed from the glass door.

However, I just found our we were tagged again. This time, the tag was much bigger. It reads “SBPZ BR” in white spray paint.

It occurred between 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

If you’re reading vandalizer, I’m not impressed.

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david

@Joe Daddy My family has lived in the Sunnyside and Woodside areas since the 1930’s and own a number of rental properties including Matthew House apartment buildings.. As a favor to a family friend who was a priest we accepted a number of section 8 tenants. “Tagging”, vandalism was an issue with just about everyone of these tenants. This was never an issue with our other tenants. Needless to say some of these tenants were evicted and some just not renewed. We stopped our participation in the program. According to a 05/01/2013 News article the 6 zip codes with highest number of “residents” being arrested (graffiti vandalism being one of the more common charges) are 11207,11208,11212,11221,100456 and 10029. All neighborhoods riddled with low income housing. What facts are you using to support your determination? You’re that new breed of chest pounding idiotic blowhard created by the cable news network, no facts just insults.

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Silent majority

Wow actually an educated person. Direct, concise and factual. That’s a nice change of pace.

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Sunnysideposthatesme17

oh puhlease, intellectual prejudice. That’s what this is. There’s rich people who do and sell drugs out of their expensive rentals. There’s never been more weed smoking in Sunnyside , with the smells saturating the surrounding apartments.But hey, these aren’t low income people so there’s no problem right?

GTFO with that nonsense, so you caught a few who were a problem. Not everyone in low income is an issue the same way not everyone who is upper middle class is a great tenant.

dick

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David

@sunnysideposthatsme17. It’s done disproportionately in low income neighborhoods by the Lowe income. Fact dic. Please provide a fact in your next post supporting your position.

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ann

Yes, if you call Jimmy van Bramer’s office about graffiti, they do something about it. Call or email with the address/location or send a photo, and it will be cleaned up.

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joe daddy

David yo idiot, all kinds of people do graffiti not just low income teens. Besides why concentrate so much on petite crime when there are more serious crimes such as assaults, robberies,etc.

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Nom de Plume

Joe Daddy,

A lot of graffiti is gang related. If you catch the graffiti vandals, there’s a good chance you’ve caught someone who has also committed some of the crimes you mentioned.

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Hank

To the person that called JVB’s office, do you expect him or his staff to really do anything? This is the guy who asked everyone how to spend his extra million in budgeting but can’t get any garbage cans in the whole stretch of skillman ave. where theirs piles of trash and dog shit every inch of the historical district. He’s a useless wad!!!!

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David

@Hank many of the garbage cans along Skillman Ave and 43rd Ave were removed because of people using them for household trash and emptying the trash from their vehicles into them. I can send you some of the photos we sent to JVB’s office, of these cans, if you’d like. The garbage overflow from these cans were much much worse than what you’re crying over.

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Nom de Plume

Some vandal tagged the VFW on 43rd st and 48th ave a few weeks ago. I reported it to Van Bramer’s office and they had it cleaned up in a flash. Very impressive. Unfortunately, the same tagger has been spray painting his crap on a lot of other properties in that area lately. Maybe the 108 should stake out the vicinity and try to nail this punk.

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Sunnyside Is Blooming

The graffiti in the neighborhood is disgusting but there are people in Sunnyside who are at least trying to do something about it. Group members from Sunnyside Is Blooming walk around the neighborhood taking pictures of the graffiti and send it to [email protected]. You have to follow up. Expressing outrage may make you feel good but action will get the job done. Get involved! We are organizing a neighborhood cleanup on May 2. Check us out at Facebook.com/sunnysideisblooming.

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David

@Sunnysider any more of a description? Coat or hat color, styles, logos. hair color, facial features, height race etc… Yeah we need more low income housing, guess whose kids these are ?? How about a curfew?

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Anonymous visitor

Before all of you city people decided to move into sunnyside, it was considered a nice HUMBLE neighborhood. Despite the fact that there is low income families, you shouldn’t be pointing fingers to them because if it weren’t for these low income families sunnyside wouldn’t still be a nice preserved neighrbogood!

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Local Loco

Sunnysider, about what time was this, It had to be after store hours, I would guess OKI closes after 11:00 Pm. They know exactly what they are doing. They want to show there friends what they did the night before.

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Sunnysider

i saw 2 guys last week that tagged on some gates near 46th and Queens Blvd. They started on Parrot’s gates but when they saw me come up the block they lowered their hats and ran away, they were using red spray paint, i think they hit Oki sushi too. they looked like they were probably between 16-20 years old. just a couple of lame guys with nothing better to do i guess.

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43rd & 43rd

Another nail salon? Isn’t that the 3rd on that block? It seems like there’s at least one on every block. Who is getting their nails done CONSTANTLY? I rarely see women with elaborate manicures around the neighborhood. And the stores always seem to be empty…hmm!

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Krissi

The whole neighborhood has been hit multiple times in the past few months; particularly on the Southside 43rd-49th streets. I haven’t seen clean up at all and the taggers just RESPRAY over their old tags. I’ve been in touch w JVB’s office about this but haven’t seen any changes. I realize that some people here have seen clean ups but I haven’t.

I realize its practically impossible to “catch” these idiots but I’m sure someone’s seen something.

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Marta

On Monday, Feb. 2 we parked our car at the 43rd Street garages (between Skillman and Barnett) and saw this young man walking with spray cans down the block. My husband and son stopped to watch him and let him know that he was being observed. When he noticed he kept on walking and then stopped to graffiti the wall right below the Long Island Rail Road. We yelled at him and my son chased him so he ran away. My son called the cops and reported it. This was around 10:45 p.m.

There are two garages that have already been marked-up on 43rd St. We hope this gets put on the agenda of the 108th Precinct.

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Brutus

Unbelievable. Cleanup has been prompt which is great, but the tagging won’t stop. It’s the sign of a neighborhood in decline.

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lilian

It sucks to see these tags that are just not even good artwork deface properties all over the neighborhood but I do like that this community is responsible and always manages to clean up the eye sores rather promptly. Can’t remember how many times taggers have defaced the artwork that’s on 42nd Street and 48th Ave or the one on 42nd Street between Greenpoint and 47th Ave… but to whoever is always on top of the clean ups.. Thank you!!

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