Hester Street and Studio Gang are collaborating with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Department of Design and Construction, and the New York City Police Department to conduct Neighborhood Activation Studies (NAS) for Brownsville and Morrisania as part of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). The NAS in Brownsville and Morrisania will serve as models for creating safe neighborhoods in New York City by exploring multi-scale, physical and programmatic interventions. We are working to explore and analyze the MAP sites, and engage a diverse group of community members and the partner team to develop site-specific recommendations.