Hundreds turned out for the 29th National Night Out Against Crime, celebrated locally in the yard behind the 61st Precinct (2575 Coney Island Avenue) on Tuesday.
Kids played on giant inflatable amusements, while their parents devoured food supplied by ChopStix Chinese Restaurant (3790 Nostrand Avenue), as well burgers and hot dogs cooked up by volunteers from the 61st Precinct Community Council. Later, a small fleet of antique automobiles rumbled up Gravesend Neck Road, pulling up alongside the inflatable rides for kids and adults to gawk at.
A slew of politicians also came out, including Councilmembers Lew Fidler, Michael Nelson and Domenic Recchia, State Senators Marty Golden and David Storobin, Assemblymembers Helene Weinstein and Alec Brook-Krasny, District Attorney Charles Hynes, Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty (representing the mayor) – alongside a host of candidates and other community leaders – heaping praise on Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas and officers of the 61st Precinct, for keeping the area among the safest in the city.
Here’s our photo gallery of the fun, festive afternoon promoting neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership: