Protecting Public Space by Banishing People

Here is the latest in Jeff Zupan’s photo series on security barricades and their effect on New York City street life:

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Penned-in pedestrians on Wall Street across from the New York Stock Exchange
(Photo: Jeff Zupan)

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In his spare time, StreetsBlog’s new contributor, Jeff Zupan from the Regional Plan Association is roaming Manhattan snapping photos of security barricades and their impact on the city’s street life. It’s a big honor to have Jeff publishing here. Concrete barricades protecting a concrete barricade. Madison Avenue in the upper 40’s. (Photo: Jeff Zupan)

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