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National Night Out

1st Precinct National Night Out 2013 in Battery Park City


Text courtesy Battery Park City Authority

In thousands of communities from coast to coast, Tuesday’s National Night Out [on August 6, 2013] was an opportunity for local residents, people who protect them and civic and elected leaders to gather around their common goal: safer neighborhoods. New York’s Battery Park City was no different as it was the venue for the NYPD’s First Precinct’s annual event.

Hundreds of local adults and youngsters came to Esplanade Plaza near the North Cove to hear speakers, collect information from local organizations, sample wares from local businesses and share stories.

Captain Brendan Timoney was appointed commanding officer of the First Precinct about five months ago. The precinct is diverse on many levels and he was glad to be in Battery Park City again. “It’s a beautiful place with a wonderful community and I’m proud to serve here,” he said. “People are very supportive of our efforts.”

Local resident Anthony Notaro, president of the First Precinct Community Council among many civic pursuits, was an event organizer. “Crime here is at an all time low,” he said. “We have an excellent rapport with the First Precinct, a very good working relationship. We’ve had a great turnout.”

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1st Precinct National Night Out 2012 in Battery Park City

Transit District 2’s National Night Out 2012 in Tribeca Park

This year Transit District 2’s National Night Out was the best ever. Highlights included a proclamation from the Mayor’s office presented by Janette Sadik-Khan the DOT commissioner, famed DJ. Shelli Sonstein from neighboring Q104.3 attended, both Margaret Chin and Catherine McVay Hughes of Community Board 1 presented proclamations. There was food, entertainment, TD2’s own Sgt Robinson providing the juggling talent and the TD2 Explorers.

It was a big success thanks to the officers of Transit District 2 including Community Affairs PO James Rudolph.

August 7, 2012: National Night Out

August 3, 2010: National Night Out

Read the article about the day’s events at

Browse our photo gallery below from this year’s event.

Read more about other past National Night Out events with the 1st Precinct: