Photos: Scenes From National Night Out At The Parade Grounds

Photos: Scenes From National Night Out At The Parade Grounds
Drummers at the Parade Grounds, National Night Out 70th Precinct 2017. (All photos by Nathan Thompson)

Last night was the NYPD’s annual National Night Out Against Crime, and in the 70th Precinct, it was one of the best attended ever.

This is a political season, so candidates for the 40th district Council seat were out with colors.

Candidates Pia Raymond and Brian Cunningham made appearances as did the incumbent Mathieu Eugene. Representatives from the FDNY, Shomrim, and the Auxiliary Police force were all there to talk about what they do for the community.

Brian Cunningham with Shakid Khan and attendees

The Precinct Council volunteers handled all the BBQ distribution. And many local representatives connected with the large group of people who came out for the night.

Precinct Community Council President Ed Powell hosted as Assemblymember Rodynese Bichotte, District Leader Josue Pierre, Councilmembers Jumaane Williams, Mathieu Eugene, and Congressional Rep Yvette Clarke all presented awards to various constituents, including outstanding NYPD members.

Host Ed Powell
District Leader Josue Pierre presenting awards. Nathan Thompson/Bklyner
Detective Kim Walker with Rev
Congress rep Yvette Clarke
City Council candidate Cunningham
PPC Board members ran the food operation
Glen Wolin of CERT Team

Councilmember Williams complimented 70th Precinct CO James Palumbo on the loyalty and respect he has generated in the 70th this year.

Councilmember Jumaane Williams with CO James Palumbo.

“Seriously, I am hearing NOTHING bad about this guy. People love him,” said Williams. It was a great time for the Neighborhood Community Officers to get caught up on recent events by locals. Ears were bent about quality of life issues and other local concerns. This is in part, what the event is all about.