Crime is down to record lows in NYC, but Brooklyn neighborhood lags

  • by: COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 30, 2013 - 6:30 PM

NEW YORK — Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brooklyn neighborhood where there is a cycle of violence, silence and retribution and where crime reduction has lagged behind record lows across the city.

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