Serial Graffiti Vandal Targets Westchester County Pizzerias
Pizza-making is an art, but a different kind has been getting all sorts of attention in Westchester County. Several pizzerias in the area have been hit by a serial graffiti vandal who has been tagging them with spray-painted pepperoni and green pepper slices.
Over the last month, the walls of half a dozen Westchester pizzerias have been topped with the stylized slices, including Four Corners in Pelham, Cosimo and Johnny’s in Eastchester, and Villaggio Ristaurante in Pelham. Tiso had it promptly removed.
Art or Vandalism?
Opinions are split on whether these tags are seen as art or vandalism. Maggie Esposito, who is the manager of a restaurant in downtown New Rochelle, stated that “It doesn’t kind of go with the look of this restaurant.” However, for Joe Delbalzo, owner of Four Corners in Pelham, if the people like it, so does he. “People seem to like, and I like it, so for now, it’ll stay on,” he shared.
All in all, this is quite the pizza puzzler – no matter how you slice it.