McKinley Statue Update: Fenceless and Defenseless, Graffiti Attacks Continue – Nevertheless, It’s a Meeting Place

If you want to learn yourself about the William McKinley statue and the Golden Gate Park East End Girls and Boys who hang out at the eastern end of GGP, click here.

What do you see in this photo? Are you a realtor* who sees the graffiti or are you a dirty hippie who sees other hippies hanging out after riding their bikes?

(I see both, actually. And I don’t have any objections to the current situation, not being a NIMBY or a real estate broker myself.)

Anyway, local real estate interests and the silverbacks at RPD still want their damn “period-specific” fence to keep out the dirty dirty hippies and their spay paint cans.

Like this:

I don’t know how you can look at this illustration and not chuckle, but they were serious about this.

Hey, RPD and the arts people, can you think of another solution?

Just asking.

*Lower case “r,” always. 

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2 Responses to “McKinley Statue Update: Fenceless and Defenseless, Graffiti Attacks Continue – Nevertheless, It’s a Meeting Place”

  1. Einstein says:

    Maybe it’s time to put this monument in storage, perhaps in the same place that the city has the statute of Carlos III stashed. The city refused to exhibit that donated statue, claiming that it was a reminder of Spain’s treatment of native Americans. Yet the McKinley statue is a reminder of this country’s attitude and policies against Latin America. The pot calling the kettle black – they’d make ideal roommates.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Fair enough. I think people wouldn’t mind losing a good chunk of this thing as long as they had the place to sit.