The latest deadly shooting in Brooklyn unfolded April 29 outside a boarded-up vacant rowhouse on Fifth Street — where candles, flowers and empty liquor bottles memorialize the young father gunned down that night. Around the corner on Cambria Street, another blighted property has prompted complaints from residents about people trespassing, gaining access to the building through a second-floor window and leaving disabled vehicles in an adjacent lot. Across the street, an unsecured alley provides easy access and potential hiding spots.
One-block radius in Brooklyn illustrates how remediating blight could reduce violent crime, Baltimore leaders say
May 13, 2022