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Coney Island’s 60th Precinct Takes On Mannequin Challenge, Goes Viral

From the 60th Precinct's Mannequin Challenge
From the 60th Precinct’s Mannequin Challenge

Southern Brooklyn’s Mannequin Challenge game is on point. The 60th Precinct — representing Coney Island and Brighton Beach — officially joined the ranks of Challenge royalty this weekend after posting their take on the viral phenomenon to Twitter. (For those not in the know: the Mannequin Challenge is an internet trend where people are videotaped frozen in place typically with Rae Sremmurd’s song “Black Beatles” as a soundtrack.)

The 60th’s Challenge video, set to The Collapsable Heart Club’s peppy single “Easy Street“, takes viewers on a tour of the station house. Highlights include an officer wearing a dog head, with a chain around his neck, two female officers arresting a man who is, in fact, a cop, an officer at the Precinct laughingly confirmed, and firefighters helping a cop who appears to have badly burned some cookies.

The 61st Precinct, representing Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach and Gerritsen Beach, also produced a Mannequin Challenge this month, but their take hasn’t experienced nearly the same level of fame as the 60th’s. Ironically, they were the ones who challenged the 60th to take a go at the Challenge in the first place!

The students and teachers over at Seth Low made an adorable version of the Challenge this month during a school visit from New York Islanders Ryan Pulock and Anders Lee.

And of course, The Belt Parkway performs the Mannequin Challenge on a daily basis, often for hours at a time.

Photo via dougie_diabetic
Photo via dougie_diabetic
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