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Re: Coop City vs. the Projects

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Posted by Chris on Sunday, February 4th 2024:

In Reply to: Coop City vs. the Projects posted by Dan P on Saturday, February 3rd 2024:

When I first became a NYC Housing Police Officer in 1982 I was assigned to Police Service Area 8 North covering all projects in the 47 and 50 Precincts. One of the projects covered was the Pelham Houses on Pelham Parkway. They were mostly 3 stories high and immaculate. The floors in every building had a high shine to them. Anytime you answered a call to an apartment an Incident Report had to be filed of which the Project Manager received a copy of. Too many negative reports would be grounds for eviction. Before my time the resident Project Community Officer would write Incident Reports for kids playing on the grass again which would be grounds for a call down to the Managers Office.

PSA 8 also covered Edenwald Houses which was a total free for all. In 1984 Crack hit the streets all hell broke loose in Edenwald. Forget about Incident Reports the National Guard was needed. Drug dealers shooting each other and at the cops in a few instances running gun battles. Edenwald was the wild wild west.

Reference ID: BX92007


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