new york: vandal squad

the recent release of vandal squad - inside the new york city transit police department [1984-2004] caused consternation throughout the global graffiti community with charges that the author and former squad member joseph rivera is profiting off the very criminals he spent his career putting behind bars. powerhouse arena will host a conversation between former members of the vandal squad and graffiti writers on thu - mar 19 [7pm-9pm]. panelists include joseph rivera, former commanding officer lieutenant steven mona, original vandal squad lieutenant ken chiulli and graffiti artists cope2, ket and ellis g. the event will be moderated by stern rockwell. rsvp [here] for access. location: 37 main street [brooklyn heights]. © powerhouse books