Talk about the fun police!
New York’s Finest hosted block parties across Brooklyn on Tuesday as part of the National Night Out Against Crime, a day that brought officers and community members together for some good clean fun, according to attendees.
“It was amazing, it was my first time being there and we had a really good time,” said Canarsie resident Keisha Mayers, who performed a dance with her daughter Kemarae at the 63rd Precinct’s extravaganza outside St. Columbia Church on Avenue V.
Kids played in bouncy houses, watched performances, and ate tons of free pizza and hot dogs, according to Mayers, who even got a chance to chat with Mayor DeBlasio when he made an appearance at the event.
And over in Red Hook’s Coffey Park, cops from the 76th Precinct gave pony rides on horses from Kensington Stables as tykes got their faces painted — an experience one youngster who got her mug decorated with a butterfly won’t soon forget, according to her mother.
“She loves that stuff,” said Red Hook resident Shanima Fleming, who brought her daughter Erika Rivera. “She had a ball.”
Other highlights from Kings County’s celebrations included officers spinning on turntables at Grand Army Plaza and a happy husky that represented the police department in Bay Ridge.