The Race That Tried to Heal a New York Neighborhood

In the summertime of 1992, an undocumented immigrant from the Dominican Republic named José “Kiko” García was killed by a police officer in Washington Heights, the stretch of upper Manhattan which again then experienced an unenviable status of being the “most murderous neighborhood” in New York City. Subsequent tranquil protests led by town councilman Guillermo Linares finally devolved into days of rioting. According to The New York Times, the conflagration resulted in 139 arrests, 14 developing fires, and 121 destroyed autos, as many firms in Washington Heights closed up store to wait around out the storm. 

Just one establishment

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