2017-08-09 / Features

Night Out Against Crime


One of the features for children was face-painting, which turned this little girl into a cat. 
Photo Tom Cogan One of the features for children was face-painting, which turned this little girl into a cat. Photo Tom Cogan The 115th Precinct once again used Northern Playground in Jackson Heights as its base of operations, in perfect weather for the annual Night Out Against Crime.

The event has been well-attended in the past, but a larger crowd turned out this year, and there was a greater orientation toward children. Ribbons were drawn across the roadway at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 94th Street so car traffic couldn’t go where inflatable slides and bouncy houses were set up.

Where there had been singers and musical groups in the past in the space beside the comfort station, there was now a DJ playing a stream of sounds, from hip-hop to Caribbean music.

Elected officials including state Senator Jose Peralta and City Councilmember Danny Dromm, came to offer certificates and proclamations to the Commander of the 115th Precinct Deputy Inspector Michelle Irizarry and her officers, as well as the hardworking members of the 115th Precinct Community Council, led by President Janice Scurry.

Inspector Irizarry announced that the 115th is the latest precinct to adopt the neighborhood-based policing program, featuring Neighborhood Cooperation Officers or NCOs.

Food – chicken, beans and rice – was plentiful and free and was served on a handball court near the 93rd Street side of the playground for the entire three hours. In the last hour or so, raspberry and other flavored ices were dispensed by the auxiliary police force to a long line of the young and old.

Thomas Cogan

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