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Chico Packs Up the Paints

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Antonio Garcia, better known as longtime East Village and LES muralist Chico, is moving to Florida. Why, Chico, why? "I'm going to Florida to be with my kids. I guess I'm going to start my life. I'm going to miss the community. But it's time to spend time with my family. I'm already 45 — and my kids aren't getting any younger." He says he'll do one final mural at Avenue C and 10th Street if time allows, but he's sore over a landlord calling the cops on him while painting an Obama mural recently: "Almost 20 years painting there — the building owner wanted to have me arrested. The cops knew me, so they let me go." [The Villager]