Quality of life crimes are ones that make the lives of ordinary New Yorkers more difficult, smellier. less peaceful and quiet than they might normally be. So lots of patrons from a night club spilling onto the street late at night, yelling and screaming would qualiffy. Not to mention said revellers then urinating in doorways etc. Homeless people are also being qualified in this way though they are sadly, usually quiet typs who try not to intrude. But some New Yorkers object to them being in their neighborhoods.
Faced with a lot of this type of crime the NYPD has tried 2 new methods of policing, that don’t rely only on foot patrols. Firstly there was an equestrian patrol put in place in H4ell’s Square to try and curb the excesses of loud, rude nightclubbers in the area.
Secondly the NYPD has also brought in a Watch Tower which can be moved around to places where they think there might be disturbances. Last week the Watch Tower was in Tompkins Square and this week it is being used at the corner of Chyrstie and Stanton in the Lower East Side in close proximity to several nightlcubs.
The equestrian Patrol doesn’t seem to have accomplished much except to make the local residents deeply resentful of the piles of manure left behind by the hard working police horses. There’s also no clear evidence yet that the Tomkins Square exercise achieved anything either. good on you for trying guys but let us know won’t you if theya r3e getting anywhere. Otherwise why would you bother?