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Mystery Picture: December 4, 2009

Billy Minicozzi Knows Oyster Bay

Billy Minicozzi said the picture in the Nov. 19 issue was a secondhand store near Taby’s which was an interesting answer because Buckingham’s Variety Store is also the home of the North Shore Community Church Thrift Shop. Their prices are truly a blessing (cheap). He guessed the photo in the Nov. 26 issue was taken at a Bayville school.

Although the location of the mystery picture in the Nov. 26 issue was not identified, we did get a valid comment. Peter LoPipero, whose expertise is in decorating, said of the graffiti photograph, “I find it very offensive and I feel it is the wrong message. It’s the degradation of property. I can’t believe it. I think there should be some sort of caption that it is not something we want to see.”

The newspaper replied that his comment was valid and added that it is a faded graffiti and has been there for years, actually in a hidden location.

Mr. LoPipero added wisely, “It is implying graffiti is good and gets notoriety. Even in Mill Neck, on some estate walls there has been graffiti.” He ended graciously by saying, “Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.” for which we thank him.

And, of course he is correct. There is always a fine line between informing the public and encouraging bad behavior. And, to put the issue to an end: the graffiti is located in the parking lot off West Main Street, in what is actually a hidden area east of South Street.