Housing projects complaints
The new numbers, obtained exclusively by the Daily News, confirmed the growing sense of fear felt by many of the more than 400, 000 residents of the city’s public housing developments.
“When I walk through the buildings, I feel scared now — and I grew up here all my life, ” said Keyonna Johnson, 29, a resident of the Coney Island Houses in Brooklyn who attends Kingsborough Community College. “You see people not wanting to walk by you, fearing for their life.”Todd Maisel/ New York Daily News 'You see people not wanting to walk by you, fearing for their life, ' said Coney Island Houses resident Keyonna Johnson, 29, who attends Kingsborough Community College. Johnson remembers a friend killed at her buiiding on W. 26th St. in Brooklyn saying projects are not safe. 'When I walk through the buildings, I feel scared now, and I grew up here all my life, ' she said. A memorial sits Monday in lobby of the Coney Island Houses on W. 26th St. in Brooklyn where a man was killed earlier this year.
Brooklyn and Manhattan saw the sharpest drop in transit crime, decreasing in both boroughs by 8%. It jumped 6% in Queens. Citywide there was one murder and five rapes in 2013, compared with two and 10, respectively, in 2012.
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