When community comes together for positive change progress is the usual result. In an effort to engage community to unite to stop street violence, Cooper Park Residence Council hosted a Street Meet block party with NYPD’s 94th Precinct, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, St. Nicks Alliance, FDNY Ladder 106, and other community leaders on November 18.
The event had something for everyone. A bouncy house in addition to face painting, popcorn, and cotton candy for the kids. A DJ for those of any age who wanted to dance in the street.
District 34 Council Member Antonio Reynoso (and newly elected Brooklyn Borough President) and Carlos Calzadilla, director of community relations for NYS Senator Julia Salazar’s office spoke at the event.
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez’s office presented citations of honor to officer Clinton Jean of NYPD’s 94th Precinct and to Debra Benders, president of the Cooper Park Residents Council.
Debra Benders, president of the Cooper Park Residents Council, noted that the event was a success and expressed her appreciation for all who participated.