Good Questions: How Can I Make My Fire Escape More Private?

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Amy sent us an email: "Dear Apartment Therapy and AT readers, I live in Brooklyn above the outdoor area of a charming cafe that is extremely popular for brunch. Charming except when I open my curtains or window in the morning in my pjs and morning hair, to a backyard full of people having brunch...

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...and yes, when I go to my windows, people do look, as I am only one floor up. I have good rent, so I don't want to move. (BTW, that area of the cafe was not there when I first moved in). I would love some suggestions to create some privacy - perhaps attach something from my fire escape that is attractive, weather proof, yet legal? I would love to be able to occasionally sit out on my fire escape, but don't like the idea of being on stage for the diners. thanks!"
Amy

Any suggestions for Amy?