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06-07 September 2008, New York City (USA)

06-07 September 2008, New York City (USA)

NYC still is a tuff place for Graffiti, pretty well illustrated by the mad propaganda NY-authorities ran against Ket. Eventhough Graffiti is a part of the NY soul, the restrictive attitude of the city towards Graffiti makes it hard to realise Meetings.

After the BX-spot of past years had been sold, it wasn´t really sure whether the Meeting will happen or not. After Cope had gotten the permit, the owner had withdrawn it two weeks ahead fo the event.

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A mad move of the owner, a great pity, heads from Europe booked flights, US-, NY-artists and crews made their schedule. Rumours are saying that the Vandal Squad had met the owner before – for a confidential talk.

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After it all looked bad for the 008edition, luckily 5Points in decided to help and to give space. Different hood, but all good.

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Everybody who has been to New York knows the factory which comes right after the first stop when you left the tunnel from manhattan on the 7train. Beside of NY-artists as Break, Meres, Part, Cern and others, Bad and more artists came from Puerto Rico, Florida, Germany, Italy, Spain and Mexico.

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The Meeting came through in a nice and relaxed atmosphere covered by the sounds of the 7train passing by. As wallspace was tight you needed to be notified to paint. In any way: everybody respected the hood!


The Subway is notable for being among the few rapid transit systems in the world to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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