February 18, 2016

THE CULTURE WARS ARE A ROUT:

Times Square Crime Has Dropped So Much That the Police Station Is Losing Its Jail Cell (Samuel Lieberman, 2/18/16, NY Mag)

After decades of cleanup and massage-parlor clearance, Times Square's most persistent problems have become large Cookie Monsters and panhandling topless women, which are hardly enough to require an on-site jail cell. "Fortunately, things have changed dramatically in Times Square," said deputy commissioner of management and budget Vincent Grippo. "We don't view Times Square as a high-crime area, certainly not the types of crimes we were looking at decades ago." In 2014 Times Square had one-tenth the number of violent crimes it saw in 1994.

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