Tuesday, January 8, 2008
The graffiti at 385 Hicks Street have now been removed.
The deplorable conditions in front of this building and on its walls have been a feature of LICH management for years. I began to report on this problem in August of last year. The tree pits were cleaned up fairly soon, and good new plantings were supplied. The ugly graffiti had to wait until now.
So far so good. But obviously, the underlying problem has been one of long-term neglect. The clean-up is welcome, but without constant attention and vigilance on the part of LICH, conditions can well slide back. As any conscientious property owner knows, to be a good neighbor requires daily inspection of your frontage.