West indian day parade

“It has been a trying two years for us,” said Yvette Rennie, the president of J’Ouvert City International.
Instead, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association has announced virtual and smaller in-person events.
"It was pure crickets," said Moses Edouard, a 30-year-old East Flatbush resident. "Nothing but police."
This year's West Indian Day Parade was met with major downpours.
The NYPD has announced plans for heavy security and a heightened police presence at the annual J’Ouvert celebration.
Some one million people turned out for the annual celebration in Crown Heights.
Streets will be blocked off starting at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.
'I don’t have a son. So this is my legacy,' said Roy Pierre last Thursday night as he showed a small busload of visitors the elaborate costumes he was preparing for J’Ouvert.
Kathleen Reilly was arrested last year after repeatedly calling the cops on rehearsing steepan bands. She was at it again last night.
Safety measures will largely stay the same, and the police is asking for the community for help with safety
The weather was beautiful, the costumes often spectacular, the overall mood both raucous and light.
Under new strict security rules and a delayed 6 a.m. start time, J'Ouvert 2017 slowly built from a quiet dawn into a roar.
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