The shootings happened all over town.
Gothamist takes a slight "the rent is too damn high" stance. No one wants to pay $3000.+ a month to live somewhere where it's dangerous to be.
The Gothamist hates taxi drivers and also is not too keen on hiring African Ameticans. They are pitched towards young professionals who cannot compete with trust fund kids in the rental market here in NYC. This customer base is pleased to see more crime as it works against higher rents. Also these folk like to party downtown and in North Brooklyn at night and they resent being asked to pay the taxi driver who brings them home after they've tapped themselves out in the bars.