Crown Heights community celebrates rise in safety
Community members in Crown Heights came together to celebrate the fact that more than 400 days have passed without a shooting or homicide at the Albany Houses.
The NYPD says community policing has led to the rise in safety, while NYCHA credits security cameras, new lighting and patrol cars at night.
Long-time residents say they remember the constant violence years ago, and say they feel much safer coming home at night.
David Gaskin, a Save Our Streets organizer, says he works to identify where gun violence is coming from, such as hot spots, hot blocks, or hot housing projects.
Gaskin say he is happy that today the Albany Houses is no longer one of those spots.