The Guardian Angels plan to patrol Morningside Park for the foreseeable future after the stabbing death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.
"I don't want to see the city get back to that kind of a circumstance where this park or any other park is a no man’s land,” said Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the group. “I mean because a lot of people now are not going to use Morningside Park, which is a gorgeous park."
They started their patrol’s last night as police continue to investigate a spike in robberies in the park.
They say twenty-four Angels will be monitoring the area on a rotating basis.
Police are still looking for a 14-year-old, who sources say was the one who stabbed Majors during the robbery earlier this month.
A 13-year-old was arrested two days after the killing. He's been charged with murder and robbery.
Meanwhile, family and friends remember Majors in her Virginia hometown.
The Charlottesville community held a celebration of life for Majors Saturday night at the high school where she graduated from just a few months ago.
The ceremony also included music written by Tessa herself.
The 18-year-old was in a rock band, and had just started to play shows here in the city.