Monday, November 17, 2014
Parts of Avenue C and D now with a SkyWatch tower, additional NYPD lights
[Photo via Magic Brian]
Several readers noted the arrival last week of an NYPD patrol tower (SkyWatch) on East Third Street at Avenue C… and additional lights on East Fourth Street at Avenue C…
Their arrival coincides with the report of a shooting on Nov. 7 outside the Mariana Bracetti Plaza public housing development at 251 E. Third St. west of Avenue C. According to CBS New York, the victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. There hasn't been any further information about this shooting.
Meanwhile, the NYPD also set up a light tower on Avenue D at East Fifth Street last Wednesday…
There are unconfirmed reports of a recent shooting on this corner.
Resident Bill Morris pointed out that the lights appear to be trained on his bedroom… (the lights and generator stay on even after sunrise…)
Morris asked the NYPD if the lights could focus more on the street and less on the building. So far nothing doing. He says a call to the 9th Precinct about the lights generated this suggestion: Call Commissioner Bratton's office.