NYPD hosts disability outreach event in the Lower East Side

August 30, 2022

Originally published in amNY on August 29, 2022.

Director of Youth Services and Community Engagement Alden Foster, New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh, District Leader, Daisy Paez, and Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs Mark Stewart.

The NYPD is expanding their community outreach by looking to ensure those living with disabilities are included in everything from local events to having a direct line to officers.

NYPD Community Affairs joined forces with District Leader Daisy Paez on Sunday to present a neighborhood extravaganza in the Lower East Side designed especially with the impaired in mind. Taking place on 4th Street between Avenues B and C during the evening of Aug. 28, the event was akin to a block party. NYPD officers cooked hotdogs while a DJ played music and young children created paintings and participated in games.