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Graffiti ‘quack’ down: Vandal’s waterfowl-influenced tag in Prospect Park • Brooklyn Paper

Graffiti ‘quack’ down: Vandal’s waterfowl-influenced tag in Prospect Park

Apparently even graffiti taggers share Brooklyn’s obsession with geese.
Community Newspaper Group / Natalie O’Neill

Brooklyn’s obsession with Prospect Park’s waterfowl has gone so far that even inspired graffiti taggers are paying homage to the borough’s feathered creatures.

A vandal spray-painted the word “QUACK” next to a painted trail of webbed feet on East Lake Drive — across from a lake where federal agents slaughtered hundreds of geese in the name of aviation safety in 2010.

The tagger struck with baby blue paint last week, creating what might be a heartfelt tribute to the borough’s squawkers while also spraying the words “Brooklyn Represent” on a bike lane a few yards away.

Paul Nelson, a spokesman for the park, called the fowl graffiti foul play, and said park officials painted the “duck tracks” years ago to guide visitors to the boathouse.

Unlike the long yellow trail of duck footprints, Nelson said the “QUACK” attack won’t last long.

“We do plan to remove it,” he said.

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at noneill@cnglocal.com or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.

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