First, longtime resident and local blogger Brooklyn Born was mugged last weekend, and has an insightful post up here. I don't care who you are, being mugged is f--king awful (it's an experience I've shared, though thankfully not on these particular streets), and I salute Brooklyn Born for having the courage to post about it, and make a positive contribution to the ongoing dialogue about crime in the area, so soon after the fact.
Secondly, Susan Boyle (no, not her) posted this excellent comment today recommending that we all get on the phone to the 77th Precinct and let them know we want this crime wave addressed. I should add that contacting local pols (did anyone get to Councilwoman James's Informational Meeting tonight?) is another good way to encourage people with power to invest in keeping our neighborhood safe.