472 Central Ave Jersey City, NJ, 07307, USA
I passed this building at approximately 9pm on 11/7 and only the graffiti that was previously reported was on the building. At around 1pm on 11/8 all of this new graffiti was found. The broken windows theory is a criminological theory that states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. Since this graffiti was first reported over two months ago there have been numerous incidents of serious crimes in the Heights including gang related shootings. Originally the graffiti covered approximately 20% of this wall; now almost 90% of the wall is covered. My original reporting of this issue was closed and it was indicated that the owner of the building was attempting to obtain the dark grey paint necessary to cover the graffiti. Please reach out to the owners again and let them know they're going to need a few more gallons once they are able to search down this ever elusive dark grey paint.