Following up on Curbed's post about graffiti artist Chico's tribute to Pope John Paul II, it seems that many people with cans of spray paint want to pay some respect to the late pontiff. De la Vega, who had been the bane of his community, has created a Pope and Jesus-on-the-crucifix mural on a Spanish Harlem security gate that he hopes will be permanent. And reader Marisa pointed us to how someone in Long Island City is remembering PJPII. We can only imagine that Pope John Paul II appreciates even street art, as he did have breakdancers perform for him.

Detail of photograph from LICNYC