The car was parked on East 84th, near the intersection with Park Avenue, and in the window was a sign that said, “No Radio.” At one time, such signs were common here—“No Radio,” “No Nothing,” “Everything Stolen”—but it had been a long time since I’d seen one. I crossed the street to get a better look. Ah, Virginia tags. I guess they hadn’t heard.
A Dramatic Decline in Crime
But how could they not? A wonderful thing has happened to New York. It has rolled back the years. In terms of murder, it’s 1968—the year I left for Washington— but it...
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