It was a hot, muggy summer day in New York City. We were on our way cross-town to Pier 45 to lie on the grass and cool off by the Hudson River and while cutting through the East Village we spotted this garage door covered with a collection graf–two large, well-executed tags and bunch of crappy single-color writings. What struck us is about seeing these tags is there’s very little graffiti nearby and the door seems tailor-made for the huge tags painted on it. Why this garage door got graffiti-bombed isn’t obvious other than it’s a tempting canvas for one inspired writer whose first tag opened the floodgates for others and their Krylon. Residents of the area enjoy Manhattan’s finest, oldest and most beautiful residential architecture in what is a mostly land-marked and historic district.