The New York Times just published a story about homicides in New York City. I read with interest about how summer is the hot time for such things, so to speak, but was taken aback by this little tidbit: “The bloodiest block in Brooklyn was in the 77th Precinct, in Crown Heights, bounded by Schenectady Avenue, Sterling Place, Troy Avenue and St. Johns Place.”
Six murders took place on that block in 2008. Four of them while we were sleeping peacefully in our bed just one block west. Good thing we didn’t know about them at the time, eh?
Oh, and our new neighborhood is much safer. Only one murder last year, and it was three blocks away.
Goodnight. Sleep tight.