I don't believe this would have been removed so easily from another neighborhood in the Bronx or elsewhere in the city. I know people would have been upset and vocal if a September 11 mural in their neighborhood was removed. But this mural in the South Bronx was erased. Just like that.
This was a mural in tribute to September 11 victims and heroes. Meanwhile, a neighboring mural of a memorial of a woman who died (not related to 9/11) was also removed with the white paint.
I guess it is not cool to remember our dead on South Bronx walls anymore. The South Bronx wants to project another image.
But erasing the September 11 mural? I think this one should have remained as a tribute.
I miss it.