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Satanic Graffiti Spray-Painted Across Wall Outside Local Sunnyside Business Friday Night

The wall outside Bills Wines and Liquors on Saturday, Jan. 9 (Queens Post).

Jan. 12, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

Satanic graffiti was spray-painted across a wall outside a Sunnyside business overnight Friday.

The offensive graffiti was scrawled across the side wall of Bill’s Wines & Liquors, located at 42-26, 43rd Ave., sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday, according to police.

The graffiti consisted of a black and yellow tag on the left-hand side of the wall and black, satanic-themed writing on the right-hand side. The satanic writing has since been covered over with more tagging – which looks similar to the initial tag.

The satanic writing read: “We live in a world full of demons all of you pray to god!!! But the only one that can save us is Lucifer 666.”

The demonic-themed writing was accompanied by a satanic pentagon star— although it looked like a Star of David.

The store’s shutter door was also tagging although the timeline for that is unclear.

The wall outside Bill’s Wines & Liquors on Sunday, Jan. 10 (Queens Post).

The alarming graffiti was then altered overnight Sunday.

The satanic writing was covered over with additional black and yellow tags Sunday night, according to neighboring business owner Nick Murphy.

Murphy, who owns Bar 43, which is located two doors away at 43-06 43rd St., said that the wall has been a hot spot for graffiti since the city suspended its graffiti-removal program in March due to budget constraints.

The program, which had an annual budget of $3 million, allowed residents and business owners to make a 311 complaint about graffiti–and the city would arrange for its free removal.

“The wall was getting painted over so much [at the time] that it seemed to deter people from tagging and spray-painting it,” Murphy said.

Murphy thinks that hiring a professional artist to paint a Queens-themed mural on the wall might be a long-term solution to the problem.

“It would be more appealing to the eye and I think they [vandals] would have more respect for the graffiti artist to not deface their art,” Murphy said.

“I would be happy to help raise money and contribute to such an endeavor.”

The wall outside Bills Wines and Liquors on Jan. 11 (Nick Murphy)

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skillmanite

8pm on a friday? Two bars right there? Surely the old boy who lives across from Bar 43 and calls the police atleast three times a day saw something.

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No more hate

Good to see this fixed as quickly as the Queens Streets for “All” inspired graffiti in the bike lane a few years back. There is no room for hatred in this community!

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Wait a sec!

You’re really equating Satanism and Queens Streets for All? Hilarious. Queens Streets was far worse!

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E

Truthfully, these are the same guys graffitiing down skillman on people’s store fronts/43rd ave bike lanes ….and the more you write about them….the more they’re going to do it. They want this fame. It gives them a “name”. Whether it’s positive or negative. Everyone’s freaking out and they’re laughing about it getting ready for the next one. Stop writing about them!!!!

Murals would be best.

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Sunnysider

I think it’s a bit sensationalist to call this satanic. It’s just graffiti. If it was hate speech or something I would understand the need to differentiate in the headline but…really?

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George

This is all over Queens Blvd, Northern Blvd and throughout Sunnyside since the rioting began. Take a look at 43rd Street around the overpass of the LIRR. It’s a disgrace that only exasperates the litter, homeless and crime. It continues to be ignored by JVB, the city council and the mayor who probably consider it freedom of speech since they have ignored it like every other issue except for their pay raises in the recent past.

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Guest

Satanic? That’s star of David, whoever painted this garabage doesn’t know difference between pentagram and star of david?
Also it would be nice if you just mess up with blur or some other random lines as not to promote this kind of garbage. This kind of thing doesn’t go up in a minute, it takes time spray this, where is our patrol car in sunnyside?

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danthe man

Where was Jimmy when we needed him. I am being honest he is the councilmember these things should not be happening. I wonder if they painted over the bike lanes if he would have said something?

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Snarkangelo

LOL. People, please. You’re getting distracted. Right now there’s so many more important issues happening in the world right now. Live in reality not fantasy. There is no “God”, therefore there is no “Satan”. You are in charge of your life and beyond. Just be a decent being and you’ll be ok.

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Whole New World

Satan is so 1970s NYC. Get with the times, kids. It’s all about how evil “the Dems” are! They want to give you healthcare!!! SCARY STUFF!

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Mr. Sunshine

A bunch of douchebags that dress from Hot Topic with black painted nails and think they are “dark” and “damaged souls” spray painted a wall in a neighborhood where quality of life is quickly dwindling. None story here.

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Bench warmer

“sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday, according to police.”

Seriously, between those hours ??? That’s a long gap to not notice on that busy corner

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