Tiffany Andreoli was busy last year restoring a tumbledown commercial space at West 54th Street and Fleet Avenue into a makerspace with her husband, Anthony, near their Slavic Village home when she started to notice an uptick in neighborhood violence. The experienced community organizer soon asked the local community development organization, Slavic Village Development [SVD], what she could do to help.
Slavic Village resident Tiffany Andreoli works with a group of residents and experts to mitigate the conditions that lead to violence.“Slavic Village is our home, and we love it for a lot of reasons—the affordability, so many active and involved groups,” says Andreoli, a mother of three young children. “We feel like we’re among our own.”
Safety previously had not been a large concern for Andreoli, in part, because of those feelings.
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