After last week's police raid on gangs in the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects, anti-violence advocates are seeking to defuse tensions and direct more funding to community organizations.
Robert Cartagena was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Wednesday, after being convicted for the murder of Tayshana Murphy earlier this month.
Ahead of public housing funding changes that will transfer money from security toward repairs, the tenants of local public housing complexes say that the city needs to look instead at the relationship between police and residents instead.
Morningside Gardens is one of the most active participants in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's city-wide composting pilot program, achieving high participation rates and low trash output.
Two years after Tayshana Murphy's death, her father and other locals are working to make sure she’s the last person killed in the turf war between youth in the Grant and Manhattanville houses.
About 100 locals gathered on Saturday to condemn violence between youth in Grant and Manhattanville houses in a rally planned by an unlikely trio of parents.
Young Empowered Artists of Harlem, or Y.E.A.H., located on 126th Street, aims to bring 15 teenagers each from Grant Houses and Manhattanville Houses together for work on a visual arts initiative, which Roy Secord, who runs the nonprofit, described as a large anti-violence mural.
The Grant Houses are where 18-year-old basketball star Tayshana Murphy was fatally shot in September 2011.
Youth crews have been widely blamed for a perceived spike in crime in West Harlem, as well as in the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects.
ESPN had ranked 18-year-old Tayshana Murphy as one of the nation’s top high school basketball players before she was gunned down in her building early Sunday morning.
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