NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn building owner has hired security guards and installed a metal gate to protect a work by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy.
The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/16m9TsG ) that the rolling gate went up Friday over a wall in the Williamsburg neighborhood where Banksy spray-painted two geishas and a bonsai tree.
Cara Tabachnick, whose family owns the building, says the goal is to preserve the artwork "so it can be viewed and enjoyed."
Banksy announced on his website that he would undertake a "residency" on the streets of New York this month.
Most of his works that have gone up have been tagged over by others, and some have been completely erased.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week that graffiti ruins property and is "a sign of decay."
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The City of Tuscaloosa has used a traffic monitoring camera to issue more than 780 citations in the past three months.
The memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourners and dozens of foreign leaders expected.
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened early Sunday morning on the 2000 block of Pearson Avenue Southwest.
In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman — from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing.
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