Muralist to transform wall in Huntington

Full story: Newsday 31
When artist Garin Baker makes a mural, he wants people to stop and say, "Wow." "I'm not satisfied unless I get that reaction," said Baker, a resident of New Windsor who's created dozens of murals nationwide. Full Story
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Overland Park, KS

#25 Mar 6, 2008
Silly String it!
I Luv Art and Kids

Albany, NY

#26 Mar 6, 2008
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If it weren't for the illegal immigrants the kids would already be busy delivering newspapers and cutting lawns and shoveling snow and doing all the things that I did when I was a kid growing up on LI. Nobody had to spend a dime of tax money to keep me busy.
And if these wonderful kids are looking for something to keep themselves busy because they have nothing else to do (and apparently no schoolwork either) maybe they could consider VOLUNTEERING to help out at a hospital or deliver meals to the elderly and disabled. There are lots of worthwhile charities that can use a helping hand. If the kids need to be BRIBED to get involved in their communities then I guess that proves the kids ARE NOT involved in their communities.
So go ahead kids and prove me wrong...VOLUNTEER!!!!
Why are you hating so much? There are still some good kids out there willing to work hard. The article did not say these youth would be paid, so I am guessing that this will be done by volunteers under the direction of the artist, who will be paid.

Guess what? A lot more of your tax dollars are being spent by our leaders to come up with ways to make things easier for illegals. How about our tax dollars which are used to give them free services, housing and food? That's what you should be complaining about. This is a project that will invest in OUR youth, OUR citizens. And they will be chosen through an application process.

Yes, back in the day, we as kids worked hard to earn that dime, but we created todays lack of work ethic among the younger generation by allowing it to happen. They have what they have because we keep working so they can have what we didn't. So instead of bitching and complaining about it, how about you try to come up with a better plan.

For now I still think it's a great project for young artists to get involved in. All of the other problems cannot possibly be fixed with the $50,000 that is being spent on this mural. Finally something good is being proposed and there will always be people like you to find something to complain about.

Have a happy life. I, myself, will continue to look at the bright side of things!

Westfield, MA

#27 Mar 6, 2008
sounds like a good idea. be nice if some money was raised by private parties to reduce the cost to the taxpayers. maybe...... and you know, huntington village is one of the best , and nicest on the whole of long island.
Not the time

Brooklyn, NY

#28 Mar 6, 2008
I think this is a nice idea for a different time. Unfortunately as the unemployment rate in the area goes up and people try to tighten their belts against higher gas prices and well as high property taxes, it would be better for huntington to cut costs to help the people in their town cope with already high property taxes. This goes for the mural as well as the new proposed skating rink.

Newark, NJ

#29 Mar 6, 2008
Is Waldbaums going to pony up any money towards beautifying their "ratty" wall?
Big Waste of Money


#30 Mar 6, 2008
Is this project being paid out of tax money? If it is, I can think of other ways to better spend it. How about cleaning up all the goose poop in Heckscher Park? Maybe fix the rotting wooden benches and walkways. Clean and renovate those disgusting public bathrooms with no soap or paper towels!

Hicksville, NY

#31 Mar 7, 2008
Why not get the "Wiz" from Mastic? He's got time on his hands now.


#32 Mar 7, 2008
Love it lovethe image of our Marine...
Concerned citizen

Bronx, NY

#33 Mar 7, 2008
Why are the tax payers footing the bill to paint Walbaum's wall?


#34 Mar 7, 2008
Make sure the artist includes some graffiti, bullet holes, pools of blood and chalk outlines so the mural more accurately reflects the contributions of Huntington's minority residents.
Maybe to save time the muralist could just paint a huge welfare check on the wall.
Yeah or maybe, just maybe he can do a mural of some of us affluent latinos, blacks, asians, and others teaching you rednecks how to get educations and pull yourselves up so you wont be so frustrated all the time....


Kingston, NY

#35 Mar 11, 2008
WAKE UP wrote:
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Yeah or maybe, just maybe he can do a mural of some of us affluent latinos, blacks, asians, and others teaching you rednecks how to get educations and pull yourselves up so you wont be so frustrated all the time....
Well put!!!.. but you forgot to add white trash

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