The corner of Joseph Avenue and Wilkins Street is seen on Nov. 30, 2021, where the makeshift shrine for Manuelito Rivera stands. Rochester is divided into five quadrants and Joseph and Wilkins is in the Clinton quadrant, also known as section Seven. Section Seven is known to be a violent section of the city. In 2021, 18 homicides occurred in the section, 14 of which involved a gun as a weapon. Joseph and Wilkins was a special place to Rivera. Two of his brothers own a convenience store and a liquor store located on opposite sides of the corner, and he lived there for a number of years, raising his children on Wilkins Street.