Operation Pressure Point was followed by Operation TNT that focused more on the crack trade, and the concept of making buys and busting the dealers. This operation was less visible and outwardly scary than its previous mode.
Koch, and the chief of police, ward, were said to drive along with the raids, hiding in the vans, to oversee the project.
Operation Pressure Point in action. I love that the photo has that heap of garbage that cannot contain itself in the empty lot in the lower left of the photo. That lot is today a fancy rental unit.
Photos of that pile of rubble, then and now:
Reading: NY Times, 1989, Drugs in America, 1998, The Villager, 2009