Video & Photos: Mayor Bloomberg & Commissioner Kelly Visit Crown Heights

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Hundreds of Crown Heights residents – both from the Jewish community, and the African American community – came out to enjoy a fun day for the family at the annual 71st Precinct family day picnic on Sunday afternoon.

Mayor Michal Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly spent close to an hour milling with local residents, community leaders from both sides, police officers, and made sure to try out the free hot-dogs being distributed to everyone.

Also coming out to show support for the community and the members of Crown Heights Shomrim, were the coordinators of Boro Park Shomrim, Williamsburg Shomrim, and Flatbush Shomrim. 

The event began with the traditional parade made up of the Precinct Brass, the Precinct Council, Auxiliary Police, Law Enforcement Explorers, Cowboys along with a Hatzalah Ambulance and a Mitzvah Tank!

Parents with children enjoyed the mechanical and air rides along with kosher barbeques for the Jewish residents.

Also on hand was the new Crown Heights Shomrim Command Post, which police officers – including the honorable Chief Fox – were given a tour of.

VIDEO & PHOTO LINKS: Click HERE to see a video, and click HERE to see photos.

(Dov Gordon – YWN)




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  1. There was just a shooting on Brooklyn Ave in Crown Heights, I was walking by after it happened & I saw so many Shmira Units there, can YWN post what happened, (keep in mind this is with the “so called Extra” Police)