In early August, GHC reached out to its 1800+ members asking a few simple questions including “What would you’d like to say to our elected officials regarding the systemic oversaturation of Harlem? What has its impact been on you, your family, your neighbors, and your community?”
In the collective responses, GHC members spoke of deep concern for their community and how life has changed for them. Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing your voices across key themes. This week, we focus on the impact you have felt on our community.
Several long-term residents spoke to an overall decline in the feeling of community and many reported that they have curtailed their daily lives in response to the street drug use and sales.
Here is what they said: