The quality of life on Greene Avenue has changed drastically since the ‘70s. The crime rate was at its highest along with drug violence, shootings, and robberies. “It was rough,” said Ms. Patton, “I remember they broke in here twice.” There were a ton of vacant houses on Greene Avenue, filled with squatters. Now the neighborhood has transformed into a ever-growing community mixed with historic residents and newcomers. Since urban renewal began in the late ‘80s and early 90s, there has been a better sense of community amongst the residents on Greene Avenue. The ever-evolving sense of community changes the experiences for folks who live on this block and those who are passing through.