Photos by Robert Stridiron
Precincts around the city celebrated the 35th annual National Night Out on Crime on Tuesday. Each precinct offered free food and activities for children as well as information on crime prevention to local residents. The anti-crime initiative was originally founded as a means of creating police-community partnerships to make communities safer.
“More than three decades ago, violent crime ran rampant throughout New York City and National Night Out Against Crime was established as a way for law-abiding citizens to symbolically reclaim their streets,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. “In the intervening years, that symbolism has become a reality as the crime rate has fallen to record lows and people can once more enjoy all that this great city has to offer without fear.”
Check out these photos from the 102nd Precinct’s National Night Out event at Victory Field in Forest Park in Woodhaven.