Life in the 4-0: Beyond the Statistics

Stories from one of New York City’s toughest neighborhoods

The Bronx has long suffered an infamous reputation tainted by violence, drug addiction and poverty, and the neighborhoods that surround the 40th precinct are seen by outsiders as the grittiest and most dangerous in New York City…

But teams of journalism students from New York University set out to explore the resilience and diversity of these neighborhoods—and found inspiring residents who are building a new future for the South Bronx.

These are the stories of Life in the 4-0