In addition to National Night Out celebrations in Little Italy and North Lansingburgh Tuesday evening, a recently-formed neighborhood group also had positive results in attracting community members.
Jane Snay, of the Burden Iron Works Neighborhood Association, said that the event attracted roughly 45 people, which she considered good for the group's first attempt at such an event.
Neighbors had a chance to meet new friends, discuss local issues, and dine on provided food and beverages while strengthening their community in an effort to prevent local crime.
"It was nice because there was a lot of community involvement from people that didn’t know too much about the museum and once they realized that we had formed a neighborhood group down here, some of them wanted to get involved," said Snay.
City Councilman Gary Galuski, D-District 6, said that he fully supported such events in the community and hoped to help residents strenthen their community bonds in any way possible.
"It’s their neighborhood, they should take stock in it, and that’s what’s going to bring back the old time neighborhoods," said Galuski. "I help them in anyway that I can but have always said to them is that in two years I could be gone."
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