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Feel free to leave us any suggestions or concerns that you may have concerning our endeavor. This patrol can only be possible if we as a neighborhood and not a select few of neighbors, can bring about an effective and sustainable Inwood Safety Patrol.
This is not the first time the area has had reports of muggings in and around the park. The Streets Where We Live has repeatedly reported assaults and robberies in and around the park. Reports of several muggings were the buzz in the Park Terrace area in December and January. Isham Park is a highly utilized pathway from the hilltop apartment buildings and the Broadway thoroughfare. For those who live on the hill, the alternate pathways, such as Park Terrace West, Seaman Avenue and the 215th Street stepstreet are equally unsafe as they are poorly lit, desolate and in disrepair (Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat has promised to have the 215th Street stepstreet rebuilt by the end of 2011).
Posters were placed throughout Isham Park as early as yesterday (although as can be seen below, at least one has been torn down) and increased police patrols were seen at 8:30 a.m. on Park Terrace East and near the Broadway entrance of Isham Park. Several warning emails were sent out to residents last night by the 34th Precinct and Martin Collins, deputy chief of staff for Espaillat.