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NEW YORK — Chalk it up to the city's crackdown on graffiti.

A 6-year-old child's chalk sketches on her family's stoop brought her bemused parents a graffiti-removal notice that threatened a $300 fine, the family and Sanitation Department officials said.

 

"My mom got a ticket for graffiti, and it wasn't even graffiti," first-grader Natalie Shea said. "It was art, very nice art."

 

But a neighbor apparently didn't see it that way and called the city's 311 complaint line about the blue flower drawn earlier this month on the stoop of Natalie's home in Park Slope, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for being family-friendly.

 

The notice that arrived Oct. 5 — giving the family 45 days to clean up the "graffiti" — was a form letter sent in response to all such complaints, city Sanitation Department spokeswoman Kathy Dawkins said.

 

"If people call and complain, we have to follow it up," she said, but noted that the agency "does not consider a child's chalk drawing to be graffiti."

 

Nor does City Councilman Peter Vallone, who spearheaded a 2005 city law that requires property owners to get rid of graffiti.

 

"It was never the intent of my law to capture chalk drawings on the sidewalk," he said.

 

Natalie's mother, Jen Pepperman, said she would wash off the girl's doodles more promptly in future. As for the offending flower, it was erased Thursday by a heavy rain

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"...it wasn't even graffiti....It was art, very nice art."

 

the oldest excuse in the book.

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HAHAHA this gives me the idea to call in all chalk drawings i see in the city.

 

 

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i am surprised no one has come in yellin "SMASH"

 

ASMHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i remember they were talkin about cuting fingers of bombers, finally USA and Iran are more closer than i was thinking

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if i knew the address of te person who reported this, i would personally drive the hour and a half north to write on the front of their house... on principal.... fuckin gentrification.

 

that being said.... i caint believe that little girl spent 80 dollars on a chalk burner and it got washed away by teh rainz... psssh

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"But a neighbor in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood saw it differently and dialed the complaint line."

 

people like this need to get punched in the throat.....very hard.

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citizens actually care about graffiti in brooklyn?

 

thought this was gonna be from some random rich suburb elsewhere

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i caint believe that little girl spent 80 dollars on a chalk burner and it got washed away by teh rainz... psssh

 

bwaaaahahahhaha awesome

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