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Woke up today and my block is abuzz as Banksy left his latest mark in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.

Walked down the block to see his latest piece which has the tag “Ghetto 4 Life” which I still don’t know how I feel about it, however, my friend and neighbor
Karah Shaffer says it’s lazy and the tag does a disservice to the neighborhood.

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My friend and neighbor, Karah Shaffer interviewed by Bronx News12

If you wanna catch it before it’s gone, come to East 153rd Street between Melrose and Elton Avenues less than a 5 minute walk from 3rd Ave and 149th Street Station on the 2 and 5 trains.

Update: I have mixed feelings about his choice of words…Ghetto 4 Life? What exactly is he saying here? Several residents have expressed similar concerns. Our neighborhood is filled with so much art and culture, murals and graff and no one really comes to experience it so it’s disappointing to see so many sheep flocking over because it’s supposedly “hip”.

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