NYC has all the doormen for all the apartments and condos who could act as the police's eyes and ears.
"Safe Haven" program. Taken citywide in 1994 thanks to the efforts of John Ravitz, Patrolman Steve Petrillo, Detective Lou Uliano, the Madison Avenue B.I.D., and The Association for a Better New York.
Yes, the LAPD has fewer cops, but the consensus was that they were also better trained so that each individual LAPD cop take the place of a number of NYPD officers.
Not true. NYPD officers are better trained. They would have taken Rodney King behind a building first.
What happened to the crack's popularity?
Somebody also mentioned Bratton's community outreach programs.
Didn't accomplish sh.t. Bratton was good, not perfect. What worked was the aggressive nature of COMSTAT and the personal responsibility it forced upon the precinct brass.
I know that Bloomerg's new measures
I thought those were a private matter between the Mayor and his tailor.