Uh, and the reason you are still a "freelance" aka unemployed writer becomes clear.
Wait, what are you saying good riddance to? The historic drop in crime that we have seen over the past decade (and the fact that thousands of Black and Hispanic young men are not dead because of it?)
Did you actually grow up in NYC in the 70's and 80's. It may have been "hip" for people like you, but it was no picnic for most people who had to live in those nightmarish neighborhoods.
Yeah, Bloomberg can be an asshole sometimes. But flowers and bumblebees don't make good governance. I'm withholding judgement on DeBlasio and am a little hopeful after he appointed Bratton as the new Commish.