March 12th, 2008
Yesterday’s crime post touched a nerve with Dumbo residents (66 comments and counting). Some of the comments have turned into a “yuppie/gentrifier” vs “old-timer” thread. Some fault the new residents for not being street aware (i.e. a real New Yorker) and need to fight back and others say that the thugs don’t care who you are and will target anyone. Whatever your view is, we need to look out for eachother and take steps to make our community a better place for everyone.
The 84 Precinct will hold a community council meeting next Tuesday (Tuesday, March 18, 7pm) in Dumbo and will address the recent crimes in Dumbo and North Brooklyn.
The meeting will be held at Phoenix House, 50 Jay Street, between Plymouth and Water. Refreshments will be served and transportation will be provided. (Call Community Affairs, 718-875-6850, to arrange transportation within the 84th Precinct.)”
As one commenter put it, “if we want increased police presence in this neighborhood then we have to work together to make our safety issues known. As I was told this morning, one call isn’t going to do it. If you have time, please make an effort to contact our municipal officials to let them know that this is an issue that we are all very concerned about.“