Concrete In The Suburbs | Documentary Idea
(Long Island, NY, USA)
With a history of drugs, violence and prostitution since the early 1980s, this community has been named “One of the worst neighborhoods in America” by Chris Cuomo. Since 2008, criminal activity has decreased over 80% and the communities involvement has increased tremendously.
Throughout this period of time the media and law enforcement have only shed light on the negative activities & people that have come from here.
Our goal is to knock down the above title, tell the real stories & contribute to building a recreation center.
The documentary will outline the drugs, crime, struggle of the residents in this community in which poverty and lack of education is partially to blame. It has been an continuous cycle thru generations.
It has been about survival for them. From murder, suicide, crackheads, prostitution, Terrace Ave & its residents have seen and been thru it all. The most intriguing part of the documentary is that this all happened on one block.