Park Slopers are confused by a slew of graffiti tags popping up along Seventh Avenue with a cryptic message: You would.
With no name or artistic flourishes, the slogan doesn’t fall under the category of traditional graffiti — except that it’s everywhere: in the F train at Seventh Avenue, on a construction fence on Eighth Avenue and 14th Street, on a traffic control box on Seventh Avenue and 12th street, and painted on a rock on 14th street near Seventh Avenue.
The tag was also seen in Williamsburg, but the phenomenon seems to be centered in the Slope.
It’s not the most eye-catching thing, but there is something about the phrase — “You would” — that has Brooklynites scratching their heads.
“I’ll bet it’s a phrase that this particular person says a lot, so he thought he’d write it,” offered Salvayon.
Chris Conti, who saw the scrawl inside the Seventh Avenue subway station, had a somewhat more philosophical take.
“I feel like it’s him saying that whatever I think it means, he would say, ‘You would think that.’”
Perhaps that’s the point. After all, no Park Sloper could say with any certainty what the phrase meant.
“It’s a very deep question,” said Seth Wischik. “Nothing comes to mind; it’s like a blank. Depends on where it is. It depends on context.”
Many jaded commuters just wish the artist had come up with something a little more interesting.
“Maybe that’s all he could think of,” said Tom Miskel.
He would say that.
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