NYPD, Askanim Meet to Plan Lag Ba’omer ‘Great Parade’


great-parade-preparations[Photos below.] Organizers of the Great Parade met Thursday with members of local NYC Police precincts to finalize plans for the May 2, 2010 event, which will bring thousands to the streets of Crown Heights.

The parade will bring thousands of visitors to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, and will span a large area from Eastern Parkway to Lefferts Avenue.

Officers from the 71st and Brooklyn South Precincts discussed street closures, traffic regulations, frozen zones and safety measures, all of which will take hundreds of police officers to accomplish for the day-long event.

“The Police have been incredibly accommodating in their assistance in preparations for the parade,” said Shimmy Weinbaum, the parade’s organizer.

“They have been supportive and helpful throughout, from our first meeting a few months ago. We can’t thank them enough.”

See below for CoLlive photos of the meeting:

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