Thursday, April 03, 2008

Tower of Fun Resting & Working in Dumbo

At Rest-At Work

Anyone who's been in Dumbo recently has no doubt noted the presence of the NYPD's "skywatch," a thing we like to call the Tower of Fun, under the Manhattan Bridge and elsewhere. It's a patrol tower that is used to establish a police presence and, ostensibly, reduce crime. The tower goes up two stories and includes cameras, video monitors and spotlights. It was placed in Dumbo after a spike in crime and means the immediate area around it is probably the safest spot in Brooklyn at the moment. The NYPD says it has already cut crime according to Dumbo NYC.

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Anonymous nesNYC said...

Yeah, I saw that thing a few months ago on Beford Ave. at the chase manhattan bank near Dekalb. This when the banks were in danger of collapse and I though it migh have been to monitor folks as they try to get their money out :D

Luckily Uncle (Helicopter) Ben provided some "liquidity" and saved the day, for now ;)

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