Neighbors in Action seeks to improve the physical environment of the community in ways that promote healthy public access. By helping to implement the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP), we are engaging housing tenants in improving safety by through the physical environment and programming.


The MAP site for Tompkins Houses operates out of Neighbors in Action’s Bed-Stuy office on 423 Gates Ave. Within Tompkins Houses, MAP is engaged in:

  • Investing in People by working to reduce concentrated disadvantage through increasing employment and public entitlements opportunities.
  • Investing in Place by identifying infrastructure, built environment and public space activation improvements to convert “hot” spots into “cool,” active and safe spaces.
  • Investing in Networks by improving police/community relationships, more inclusive violence prevention, intervention and response strategies, and jointly produced community safety plans and programs.

For more information on how MAP does this work, please view the MAP: Tompkins Houses handout to see details and find contact information for various projects and programs.

About MAP: The Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP) is a strategy to reduce violence in public housing developments experiencing high rates of violence. Since launching in June 2014, MAP has worked to improve the built environment, improve access to programming and jobs, and help residents and city agencies interact to bring down violent incidents. MAP is focused on 15 public housing developments in which 20% of all violent crime in public housing is concentrated.

MAP is led by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, which works with numerous city agencies to prevent crime through strengthening neighborhoods in partnership with the people who live in them.