Recently, an artist named Richard Woods did a little renovating on some security booths down at City Hall, giving them a façade of, according to the Public Art Fund's website, "cartoon-like red bricks."
For his part, the mayor finds the exhibit "cute" and says that it will "inspire and delight New Yorkers."
Well, it doesn't delight Councilman Tony Avella!
Avella sent out a release shortly after the exhibit was installed on July 2 urging a letter-writing campaign that calls on the mayor to remove the exhibit, saying the new and improved security stations resemble "something from an episode of Looney Tunes."
"Instead of a professional police post, we now have a cartoon-like structure with painted bright red bricks," said Avella.
An informal and anonymous poll conducted by The New York Times revealed that many of the officers who have to work in the booths agreed with Avella's assessment.
Good luck to Avella, but if fairy tales have taught us anything, you can't blow down brick houses.