Owners of a Peruvian restaurant in a high-crime area of New Haven were denied permission to build a porch for outdoor seating at a zoning hearing last week. Local cops claimed that a porch would further aggravate crime. SeeClickFixers, however, are suggesting that more eyes on the street could be better for that corner.
What do you think? How have similar issues played out in other cities? Will building a porch help take back the street, provide a high-concentration of potential crime victims, or none of the above?