Brand new San Francisco parklet vandalized days after completion 

click to enlarge A Parklet on Clement and 3rd that was build last Saturday by Jon Nazalone and his partner Joe Ferriso, was vandalized with graffiti. - CAMILA BERNAL/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Camila Bernal/Special to The S.F. Examiner
  • A Parklet on Clement and 3rd that was build last Saturday by Jon Nazalone and his partner Joe Ferriso, was vandalized with graffiti.

It only took vandals a few days to show Clement Street merchants how they feel about the Richmond district's first parklet.

On Thursday, graffiti covered the new parklet's wood panels that face the street. The public space on Clement Street between Third and Fourth avenues had been finished only this past Saturday.

Supervisor Eric Mar, who represents the Richmond, said Thursday the vandalism was especially disappointing considering how excited the community was to have the parklet.

"We have been working to revitalize the area so when things like this happen it's demoralizing," Mar said.

While this is the neighborhood's first parklet, Mar said there are three more applications in the pipeline.

Anzfer Farms partners Jon Anzalone and Joe Ferriso, who both installed the parklet, were back out there Thursday to remove the graffiti. Anzfer Farms is a workshop and showroom located in the Richmond.

Ferriso said he received an email early Thursday from Seedstore owner Cynthia Huie informing him that the parklet in front of her boutique had been vandalized overnight. Ferriso described the graffiti as "senseless and sloppy tags."

"We just finished this thing last week," said Anzalone. "This kind of graffiti isn't something I understand, it takes no skill."

The men said they used wire brushes so as to keep the natural look of the wood intact.

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