Video Surveillance Already Making A Difference, Says Hikind


video-surveillanceBrooklyn, NY – Numerous four-way surveillance cameras have now been installed in strategic locations throughout Borough Park and Midwood thanks to Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn). Unveiled just three months ago, Hikind’s extensive community security initiative will add 80 units that each contain 4 (four) cameras each for a total of 320 cameras to create a security blanket over the community-a virtual eye that will see what has occurred on the streets of the community in the event of a crime.

“In recent weeks, our community was shocked to learn of a potential kidnapping of two small children on one Shabbos, and then of an ex-Police officer spray painting swastikas and hate messages on another Shabbos,” Hikind said. “But the good news, in both incidents, was how quickly the Shomrim and the Police were able to respond to these incidents-and in both cases response times were enormously hastened because the crimes had been caught on surveillance cameras.
“Thank G-d, there are many private cameras in our community,” Assemblyman Hikind continued. “We also have the cameras that I had installed at our local subway stations some years ago. Now, with the additional 320 cameras that we will soon have fully installed in our community, every single one of us can sleep better.
“As I pointed out when I first secured the funding for this initiative, our community is often a potential target for attacks. Our new security-surveillance system will not only decrease the chances of outside attacks, but it also enormously enhances law enforcement’s ability to solve and prevent local crimes, as we have seen in recent weeks.”

Working with the NYPD and community leaders, Assemblyman Hikind’s office identified key locations throughout the Borough Park and Midwood areas that would offer the broadest surveillance coverage. These include commercial districts, schools and institutions, as well as residential areas. The area is bounded by 60th Street to McDonald Avenue, 9th Avenue to 20th Avenue in Borough Park, McDonald Avenue to Ocean Avenue, and Foster Avenue to Avenue R in Midwood.

As of the end of April, four-way cameras had already been installed at the following locations:

1. Coney Island & Ave J

2. Ave I & East 13th

3. East 16th & Ave J

4. East 4th & Ave N

5. East 4th between P & Quentin

6. Ocean Parkway & Ave L

7. Ocean Parkway & Ave M

8. Ocean Parkway & Ave P

9. Ocean Parkway & Quentin

10. Ocean Parkway & Ave R

11. Ocean Parkway between N & O

12. Ave I & East 9th

13. East 7th & Ave M

14. East 12th & Ave P

15. East 14th & Ave M

16. East 16th & Ave R

17. East 9th & Ave O

18. 39th St. & 12th Ave

19. 44th St. & 12th Ave

20. 44th St. & 13th Ave

21. 46th St. & 12th Ave

22. 48th St. & 12th Ave

23. 48th St. & 13th Ave

24. 53rd St. & 13th Ave

25. Coney Island & Ave L

{Gavriel Newscenter}


  1. that’s correct #1

    no more privacy, you & I are no longer safe & have privacy or freedom. you are being watched as soon as you leave your house with google maps cameras & FBI cameras. welcome to the new communist USA.

    maybe if we remembered that Hashem is watching us 24/7, THEN perhaps Hashem wouldn’t need to send these shlucim as middlemen as a reminder that YOU can’t fool or runaway from Hashem. Remove yourself from Sedom/dishonesty & corruption before things get worse C”V

    be prepared for all your rights & freedoms to be taken away slowly but surely-not in one shot-& soon WE will not be able to live in the USA as frum yidden. all our rights & freedoms are being taken from us one at a time & the USA is about to become what used to be communist russia. pack your bags NOW & head for Eretz Yisroel, while the pressure is not so hard & before america is attacked by iran. for then it will be too late & everyone will be leaving in poverty, wishing they had left-now-when they were told.

    Do teshuva today & Hashem will accept you back as his loving child.


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