Noah Rosenberg

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New York Times: Through Plexiglas Barriers, a Noirish New York

August 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Article

In some New York neighborhoods, business after dark still takes on an altogether noirish hue, even though citywide violent crime has fallen by nearly 30 percent over the last decade. At night, the handshakes and fist-bumps are gone — the cheerful banter between friendly clerks and customers replaced by strained conversations conducted through Plexiglas.
For store owners and overnight clerks, transaction windows in varying styles and degrees of security are an essential safeguard; for customers in still-dangerous neighborhoods, they are a way of life, a grim reminder that progress takes time…
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