Michael Friedrich

Michael Friedrich

Michael Friedrich is a writer based in New York City. He is also a research advisor at the National Network for Safe Communities, a project of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Barbara Kruger's 2016 mural "Untitled (Blind Idealism Is...)," as seen from the High Line.

The High Line Is Trolling Us

New York City's elevated park boasts a seductive collection of public art, with a striking message about urban displacement.

The Mean Tweets of New York

Tracking gang conflicts on social media is controversial, but it can help community members and law enforcement get ahead of shootings—without arrest and incarceration.

How to Uproot a 'Tree of Death'

Predictive tools can now track how a single shooting incident triggers a lethal cascade of gunshot violence—and predict who will be targeted next.