Growing up in New York City, I was always told that part of the reason New York City is considered to be dirtier than other cities is because there are no alleys, so the trash is never hidden. But does the fact that there are no alleys mean that there isn’t a heirarchy established by City Planning amongst the minor streets? Our New York office is located in a building that spans the block from 39th to 40th Street in Midtown, with the main entrance on 40th St. The 39th St entrance is a cargo entrance, and while people can enter through this entrance, they need a swipe card so visitors must go through security on the 40th St side. But our building isn’t the only one with cargo access on 39th. So does the 99 cent store next door to us, as well as the public library, both of which span the block as well. Was this a coincidence, or did City Planning purposely dictate the locations of the loading entrances to these buildings, creating a more presentable 40th St, versus a 39th St clogged with trucks and cargo trolleys throughout business hours.