There is now a sign on the outside of our apartment building bearing the symbol of the NYC Police Dept, with a clip-art picture of a cat burglar, warning us that there have been numerous apartment break-ins recently in the area and that tenants should be extra careful and reported any suspicious activity to 911. We found this sign the day after one of our packages which had been left outside our apartment door (which they are NOT supposed to do) was opened when I found it. Good thing it happened to be the package with the $10 cake caddy instead of the much more exciting video games that we are expecting to be delivered. This was not the first time a package had merely been left on our doorstep – even those that require a signature are sometimes merely left outside our door or with a random neighbor whom we’ve never met. But this was the first time that our suspicion, that this wasn’t safe here, was confirmed. And then the very next day I see the sign on the building’s door. Lovely. Perhaps we’d better start looking for some renter’s insurance, so at least we’ll be insured against theft.