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"I work down the block from this mess and feel really bad for the business owners. The MTA has dug a huge hole right outside their front doors and then built little pedestrian bridges going to each business's entrance, so going into a store feels like crossing over a moat. I'm sure most people will just walk down the other side of the street to avoid this giant mess, causing the businesses to suffer. It's nice that all these places do have entrances on Mulberry, but it doesn't get nearly the amount of pedestrian traffic that Lafayette does (or used to, anyway)." [Killer Construction: MTA Makes Mincemeat of Noho Shopping Strip]