Statement from Commanding Officer of NYPD's 90th Precinct

Monday, April 21, 2008 - 10:56 AM

Here's what John Corbisiero, Commanding Officer of the 90th precinct wrote to us in response to our request for more info on the perceived increase in police presence in the Williamsburg area:

There has been an increase in officers assigned to patrol the Southside of the precinct because of a slight up turn of crime within the area, we did have a local robbery pattern of knife point robber m/h who committed about 4-5 robberies , but the 90 pct detective squad has made the apprehension.

One of the biggest problems we face in the area is a delay in reporting when something happens, this causes the department to lose precious time in responding and apprehending the person, so please ask your listeners to call 911 when they feel there is someone in the area who may look suspicious or when they are a victim of a crime so we can respond quickly and attempt to apprehend nd identify the perpetrator whom commited the crime. I hope this was helpful and feel free to contact dcpi with any further inquiries.


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Williamsburg is a neighborhood that is in a transformative period. It is a neighborhood that has been undergoing the process of gentrifaction for over a decade. It is traditionally a very rough neighborhood. But at the same time you have huge developments and new boutique buildings on every block.
In many cases the building is dispruptive to the neighborhood. poorly built buildings, and ever changing demporaphic. Not unsimilar to Richard Prices view of the LES, but with more yuppies. In williamsburg we have the poor to the rich, people of all colors and ethnic backrounds and a glut of thai restaurants and a lack or respect for the history and architecture of the neighborhood.

Apr. 21 2008 11:24 AM

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