Good News on E. 185th

Our neighborhood has gotten some pretty negative press lately, with the tragedy at Mr. Cars causing some people to claim the whole community is “imploding.” That brutal shooting was terrible, and our hearts are broken for the family. But what that shooting was not was a sign that this community has gone adrift. On the contrary, when I saw the outpouring of love and support for the family, when I went to the vigil at the business site and saw the range of people, from every part of our neighborhood, who turned out to let that family know we cared, I saw the strength that keeps this community together and is going to help it move forward as a place where diverse, caring, engaged residents come together and make good things happen, in spite of challenges. I’m so proud of my E. 185th community, and I hope everyone here will continue to rally to show the critics just how wrong they are.

Some residents and businesses are already coming together to do that. Let’s all support them.

Sarah Gyorki

Resident of neighborhood since 1956. Worked on East 185th street since 1970.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:02 PM, 05.07.2017