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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

No Dumping, on the Lower East Side

No Dumping, LES
Photo by myself, somewhere on the Lower East Side.

A bit of razor wire, some stickers, and old plastic bag. It's just business as usual on the Lower East Side.

Not too long ago, this area used to be dangerous. Actually, all of New York was considered a little dangerous. There was always the risk of something happening.

You'd walk home at night from the subway with your ears tuned to the slightest noise, and your keys in your hand. Footsteps coming up from behind. Shadows in the doorways. That kind of thing.

Now, not so much. The city is much safer. There are more people on the streets at all hours, more bars and restaurants open late. People park fancy cars outside without a thought.

Related posts: Shoot the Freak, in Coney Island, Signs of Evil, on 8th Street, and Holy Smokes, in the East Village.


Anonymous said...

So you're saying there's no reason to be scare?

Seitenstra├če said...

real protest!

Kitty said...

Hi Anon,
New York is much different now. There is little danger in most neighborhoods.

ha thanks Beatrice!

RedPat said...

I always feel more comfortable with lots of people around!

-K- said...

The same is true of Los Angeles. Streets that were quite dangerous when I first moved here are filled with people out and about at all hours.