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“One of the things that’s most beautiful about my office is this: the shutters,” says Grajales. “These are original, and they’re disappearing. A dear friend of mine is the sister-in-law of Tom Waits, and when Tom came to visit me, he was standing here just saying, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this.’ It’s a rare image of New York that doesn’t exist anymore. I look back and I have this moment of New York history right in front of me. I have them on my side, too.”