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Dear PoPville – Partially Blacking Out Street Lamps?

by Prince Of Petworth April 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm 11 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user AWard Tour

Dear PoPville,

My apartment is on the third floor facing an alley. With all the beautiful weather we’ve had lately, I love sleeping with the windows open. But there is a streetlight directly on the same level as my window, and when I have the shades up it shines right in and makes my bedroom as bright as day. I know it’s important for safety, but I’ve seen other streetlights around the city that have the sides blacked out so they only shine down towards the ground. I’m wondering if any of your readers have had any luck requesting that the city do that to pesky lights near them, and if so, how?

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