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Old 03-28-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Thieves Hit 'Ghetto' Liquor Store Twice After Bulletproof Glass Removed - DNAinfo.com

I normally don't post articles like this but this businesses got a lot of heat for having a enhanced security in a neighborhood still in progression. I don't think that was fair.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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Goddamn snotty, scumbag yuppies...
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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Damn yuppies don't know how to act civilized. Darn it!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Damn yuppies don't know how to act civilized. Darn it!

You're missing the point...
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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It wasn't only yuppies. It was largely life-long Harlem residents and activist. A cheap liquor store attracts a clientele that attracts criminality. Either they should have allowed the plexiglass to provide safe late night commerce or not have allowed the establishment to have been created in the first place. Someone will eventually get killed over this.

The demand for type of business exist, which is why it remains. I say install plexiglass.Likely in the future demand for an upscale establishment will present itself.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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It wasn't only yuppies. It was largely life-long Harlem residents and activist.
Where do you get that from? I admit that I am making presumptions, because that is generally how it goes. However life-long residents in an area like that don't get all up in arms about bullet proof glass in a liquor store. Especially a more upscale one.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Where do you get that from? I admit that I am making presumptions, because that is generally how it goes. However life-long residents in an area like that don't get all up in arms about bullet proof glass in a liquor store. Especially a more upscale one.
That particular street is one of the better in Harlem. Mostly renovated properties. Lifelong locals were upset a "ghetto style" liquor store had opened where they thought a Winery was going up. In protest they at least wanted the plexiglass dropped, unfortunately that type of establishment is a hangout for hoodlums.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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That particular street is one of the better in Harlem. Mostly renovated properties. Lifelong locals were upset a "ghetto style" liquor store had opened where they thought a Winery was going up. In protest they at least wanted the plexiglass dropped, unfortunately that type of establishment is a hangout for hoodlums.
Right. You're claiming it was largely life long locals, I'm claiming it was not. I guess we're both making presumptions here.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Right. You're claiming it was largely life long locals, I'm claiming it was not. I guess we're both making presumptions here.
Actually, no, you are the only one presuming. The rest of us clicked the links and read that it WAS a long-time neighborhood activist (someone who lived in the neighborhood for 25 years) who didn't like the looks of the plexiglass and decided to do something about it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Actually, no, you are the only one presuming. The rest of us clicked the links and read that it WAS a long-time neighborhood activist (someone who lived in the neighborhood for 25 years) who didn't like the looks of the plexiglass and decided to do something about it.
Ahhh I didn't link from the link. So one snotty, upper crust lady who's been living there for years is quoted as making the complaint. It also quotes another long term resident with an actual head on their shoulders:


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Rick Jones, 58, a handyman who has lived in Mount Morris Park for 30 years, said he thought some members of the community were overreacting. He said he wasn't a fan of the sign, but was excited about the liquor store moving to the block because the nearest one was several blocks away.

"Everything can't be nice," said Jones. "A liquor store is not supposed to be a fancy place. It's a place to get drunk."

He said that the plexiglass was for the store operator's safety.
"What man in his right mind would open a liquor store and wouldn't have plexiglass? In this economy he would get robbed," said Jones.
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