Stephen Lurie

Stephen Lurie

Stephen Lurie is a writer and former research and policy advisor at the National Network for Safe Communities. He is based in Brooklyn.  

A photo of an abandoned building in Providence, Rhode Island.

There's No Such Thing as a Dangerous Neighborhood

Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population. So why are we still criminalizing whole areas?

The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

... and why this quiet trend is about to reverse itself.