422. Sidewalks You Can Eat Off


422. "I love this city," he said. "It's got so much energy. Just step outside and you can feel it almost everywhere." She said, "Yes, Manhattan is full of people and their energy." He said, "And, contrary to what you see in movies and on TV, it's full of nice people and clean neighborhoods. Even the sidewalks are clean. Storeowners sweep and hose off the sidewalks at least once a day. And on cold, snowy days, they're out there shoveling the sidewalks even as the snow falls. How nice is that? Nobody's paying them extra to keep the public sidewalks clean. They do it out of civic pride. Why don't we see that in movies and on TV? What great people!" She said, "You are so naïve. You think they clean the sidewalks out of the goodness of their hearts? They clean the sidewalks because, if they don't, they get fined!" 3.7

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