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Teens clear Schenectady graffiti — and maybe help selves

A new program puts youths on probation to work covering up graffiti on Bridge Street in Schenectady on Saturday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
A new program puts youths on probation to work covering up graffiti on Bridge Street in Schenectady on Saturday.
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Painting over graffiti probably wasn’t what any of the troubled teens wanted to do on a Saturday morning, but nobody seemed to complain when the crew pulled up to a derelict city-owned house at the dead end of Bridge Street shortly before noon. The two-story brick structure sat next to a footpath into some brush and far enough from neighbors that vandals seemed to unabashedly cover it with gang tags and expletives. The group of ...

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