On patrol with the Guardian Angels: Central Park and Washington Heights

On patrol with the Guardian Angels: Central Park and Washington Heights

More than 30 years after Curtis Sliwa formed the Guardian Angels, the group still patrols in New York City each night.

The small but dedicated group walks some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods in an effort to deter crime. On August 25, amNewYork followed along on a patrol through Washington Heights and Central Park, which was recently added to their daily routine, witnessing firsthand the personal interactions that inevitably occur when someone notices those red berets and jackets.

Alison Fox