"There's a stigma attached to graffiti. A piece of art is only as nice as the context it's in," Gonzales says. "If it's in a lot filled with garbage, people are going to associate it with vandalism. We're trying to recontextualize graffiti."
The URA could approve loans tomorrow for the first phase of an $18 million rehabilitation of the building. Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation will be the property manager for the North Negley Residences with 45 rental units.