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Astoria Graffiti Time Warp

Published on: November 9th, 2010 | Last updated: December 15, 2015 Written by:

A lotta queens people lately were talking about the old woolworth’s store on Ditmars and 31st street. In it’s recent conversion to a CVS, old siding was taken down out front, revealing the old woolworth’s name for a short time before it was covered over again.

What no one seems to have talked about though was the panel on the corner of the building which revealed an array of old historic graffiti tags. See the photo below. How many old school names do you see? Looks like an original Chino tag to me, along with a Rost, note, and others.

This panel was covered over a day after this shot was taken, so the graffiti, just like the old outline of the old woolworth’s sign, is entombed once again.

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3 responses to “Astoria Graffiti Time Warp”

  1. iLf McFly..Shitmars says:

    ..Tears to my eye..probably passed by that shit in 1985 on my way to PS85…

  2. iLf McFly..Shitmars says:

    I think that top faded blue tag beneath Chino was Rig ..

    Fragments flashing back in my mind… that Blue R? might be an RT ?? RF?? despite a local writer maybe 4-5 years after that wall who went by R7. Lower left, Sac?? That wall is no later than 87/88 tops…maybe even earlier.. Miss that old SHitmars graf…Rost RIP… Cant be 89..Crime SWC had every wall hit by than…he woulda been on it…

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