City Living

Girl Fined $300 for Sidewalk Chalk

Kids draw on sidewalks with chalk, right? At least they do in my neighborhood. That's apparently something of a problem for the law, as one Brooklyn girl learned after chalking a blue splotch on her front stoop.

From the Brooklyn Paper (with thanks):

Obviously not all of Natalie Shea's 10th Street neighbors thought her blue chalk splotch was her best work — a neighbor called 311 to report the "graffiti," and the Department of Sanitation quickly sent a standard letter to Natalie's mom, Jen Pepperman.

Natalie got a letter from the city threatening "enforcement action." Her mom, wisely, calls the whole thing ridiculous.

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You got to be kidding me! What's next rounding up all the six year olds for finger painting.

Sent by Robert | 10:12 AM | 10-17-2007