An end to the “beloved” bullet proof glass?

A new liquor shop on Lenox Avenue in Harlem was recently at the center of a neighborhood’s dispute about storefront aesthetics.

The owner replaced its old sign with what some describe as one “more suitable to the sedate vision the enclave has of itself”.

The owner also removed the bulletproof plexiglass barriers in the store’s interior and replaced the roll-down solid steel gate with an open web security screen.

A sign of gentrifying times.