What year did things get so bad in that people were locking up their bicycles to their refrigerators and boarding up their windows? Bonus points for guessing the borough and neighborhood. (And as always, cheaters will be banished). We'll update this post later today with the answer, more details and more photos!
UPDATE: In November of 1971 LIFE magazine ran an article and photo spread on crime in the city, specifically on the Upper East Side, and more specifically on East 78th Street. The cover read: The Cities Lock Up: Fear of Crime Creates A Lifestyle Behind Steel.