Low-Tech Crime Solution

Burglary.jpg Okay, so according to the Times, “Community leaders are keeping their eyes peeled in Greenwich Village, where burglaries in the Sixth Precinct have increased 26.2 percent. There have been 130 burglaries so far this year, 27 more than last year at this time.”

Beth, who lives on my floor, said there were signs on the street saying that they are breaking in via fire escapes. I have a fire escape outside my window. So what I did was put a lamp in the window, hoping that a thief is going to avoid the window that has a light shining out on him. Light from a pretty little art deco lamp that I bought at a store on Hudson Street about 30 years ago, a store which no longer exists, of course.

It doesn’t look very intimidating, does it?

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Low-Tech Crime Solution

  1. maybe you could put a decal on the window that says “this home guarded by satan’s fur puppets”

  2. Hahaha.

    Shiftless your comment was the 1,000 comment on my blog! I wish I had a prize to send you. Email me your address and I’ll think of something!

  3. The Brian Leher show was on this topic today. The apartment above Marc Jacobs was cleaned out in broad daylight. I wonder if that’s the one on the corner…

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