March 5, 2024 – NBC News Feature on East Harlem Target

Dr. Darlene Williams, Union Settlement President & Chief Executive Officer, joins other East Harlem Stakeholders to discuss the impact closing Target has on the East Harlem Community.

Closed for crime? Why this local Target shutting down matters (

Target’s first-ever Manhattan store was a staple in the East Harlem community — until it closed last year. The company blamed theft and safety, but nearby stores with more reported crimes remain open. Did a surge in shoplifting really shut this Target down, or did something else cause the closure? We’ll uncover in this week’s Stay Tuned and look at why retail theft impacts all our wallets.