Will not solve the problem. It never does. I've lived in and around downtown San Antonio and patching a few pot holes and spraying for rodents doesn't make it safe suburb. The government needs to get out of it and the community needs to come together and save their neiborhoods.
But it's still crap. My father thinks it's a "f--king dump." I think Downtown Brooklyn has always been crap. Fulton is the best example of this. Fulton is the worst part of Downtown Brooklyn in my opinion. R&B blasting loud. Rap music blasting loud. Ghetto fights and cursing left and right.