Big Time Mafia [NYC MTA]

Rich Jones filed this request with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Headquarters of New York.
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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents mentioning the graffiti organization known by the letters 'BTM', also known as the 'Big Time Mafia', also, 'Born to Mobb', 'Beat them All' and 'Bootleg that Merch', 'Bitches Tats Money' and 'Bout that Money'.

Please include any and all responsive documents, including all memos, emails, case notes, court filings, PowerPoint presentations and any other related documents.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Rich Jones

From: MTA - New York City Transit

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Leor Blumenthal

Rich Jones
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 9730
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Jones,

This is in response to your FOIL Request (No. 18017) in which you requested copies of records maintained by New York City Transit regarding the graffiti crew commonly known as “BTM”.

A search for records relating to the group described in your letter has been conducted. However, we have been unable to find any report, and/or records that respond to your request.

This completes NYCT’s response to your request.

Leor Blumenthal
Paralegal - FOIL Unit
New York City Transit
130 Livingston Street
Room 1254-D
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 694-4224
Fax (718) 694-1070