If you've been following Bob Arihood's work at Neither More Nor Less, then you're well aware of the recent attacks that have occurred in the neighborhood. In response to the uptick in violence, an East Village resident has launched the site Alphabet City Neighbors.
This neighborhood will not succumb to violence and thuggery. Alphabet City -- Avenue A through Avenue D -- is a place where people -- whether they be homeless people who enjoy Tompkins Square Park or Wall Streeters who live in penthouse suites -- should feel comfortable. Mostly, it's a neighborhood full of decent people trying to live decent lives. We won't let thugs change that.
Rob at Save the Lower East Side and BoweryBoogie have also checked in with the story.