Roll-Down Security Gates to Be Gradually Rolled Out of Existence

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Those ugly metal gates that protect storefronts at night, often covered by graffiti that we have trouble deciphering, have been outlawed by the City Council ... eventually. Shop owners will have all the way until 2026 to install a somewhat less unsightly security apparatus, and graffiti artists will have until then to figure out something else to tag, which we are confident they'll be able to do pretty easily. [NYT]