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2005-08-22 18:19:59

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge on Monday overturned a ban imposed by city officials and ruled in favor of a fashion company's right to hold a street party featuring graffiti artists painting mock subway cars. The party, scheduled for Wednesday by designer Mark Ecko, had raised the indignation of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said the plan for 20 artists to put graffiti on mock subway cars would incite vandalism. But in Monday's ruling U.S. District Judge...

2005-08-19 19:12:48

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fashion company Ecko Unlimited sued New York City and Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday after the city barred the company from holding a street party featuring artists spray-painting graffiti on replicas of subway cars. Officials initially approved the event, then yanked the permit when it drew Bloomberg's ire and sparked fears that the mock vandalism might lead to more graffiti on real subway cars. Designer Mark Ecko, a former graffiti...