Public Employee Press
Edited by Alfredo Alvarado
National Night Out all over town
Union activists joined neighborhood residents and police officers around the city for the annual National Night Out. The first Tuesday of August police precincts around the country join with community residents in an effort to build stronger relationships and safer communities. In Harlem police officers from the 32nd Precinct closed down 135th Street between 7th and 8th avenues and set up games for the neighborhood children to enjoy.
“That’s a nice thing to do for the community and the kids have a great time,” said Local 1549 member Nakisha Crown, who works as a payroll supervisor. DC 37 activists joined the Police Dept. and activists at Baisley Pond Park in Queens, Midland Beach in Staten Island, and in the Bronx and Restoration Plaza near Brooklyn’s 79th Precinct. They set up tables and got an opportunity to engage residents, meet union members and register people to vote.