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In this Friday, July 27, 2012 photo, graffiti artist Angel "LA II" Ortiz, 45, poses for photos with one of his creations, in a schoolyard on New York's Lower East Side. A number of New York's graffiti artists of the 1970s and '80s still have the urge to tag. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

1970s NY graffiti artists still painting the town

A generation of urban latchkey kids who spray-painted their initials all

over Manhattan in the 1970s and '80 and landed in the city's street art

scene are coming of age — middle age, that is.