Six Blocks, 96 Buildings, Zero Shootings: New Recipe at the Queensbridge Houses

The New York Times

January 19, 2017

 

Standing on a walkway at the Queensbridge Houses in Queens, two young men clutched guns and snarled dares at each other. This might have been a scene out of the 1980s or ’90s, when Nas, one of the hip-hop giants who grew up in Queensbridge, rapped, “Any day could be your last.” But it was an afternoon two months ago, decades on.
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