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Attention Sledders and Snowshoers....NYC Parks re-opened at noon today


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Good news for NYC Park enthusiasts! NYC Parks have re-opened at noon today following the snowfall, NYC Recreation Centers will re-open at 3:00 PM  and Mayor de Blasio has announced that public school will re-open on Wednesday, January 28th.

 Love sledding? To avoid injury remember only go into your park when it is open watch out for falling trees and branches, as those heavily ladened with snow, wear your helmet, give other sledders ample room, and have fun : )

As always you may contact the Schools Unite Network's youth safety initiative, anonymously if you wish, if you are unable or unwilling to contact the police and need assistance with a safety-related issue by sending an incident report or by calling 347.560.9110. Remember that all emergencies should be reported IMMEDIATELY to 911.

 The Schools Unite Network, administered by the Police Liaison Group (PLG), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1993, and is a member of the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Division's Shield Program. The PLG’s mission is to help improve the quality of life and safety of New York. The PLG administers the Schools Unite Network (SUN), a technology-based youth safety initiative activated in cooperation with the NYPD, which serves schools in Manhattan. In addition to SUN and its focus on schools, the PLG develops and implements initiatives with other community members, the NYPD, other public and private agencies, businesses and elected officials to foster closer relationships for this purpose.


What is SUN?

SUN is an important safety initiative for children, activated in cooperation with the NYPD to help keep youths on track, prevent delinquency and reduce crime concerning youths, including drug dealing, gang activity, pedophilia, and substance abuse.  SUN began on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the spring of 2006 and now has thousands of individuals from over 100 schools receiving SUN Alerts in Manhattan alone.

How does SUN work?

SUN transmits Incident Reports from parents, schools and community members to appropriate decision makers at the NYPD, when necessary, for their attention. SUN is especially effective in dispelling rumors circulating on the street and Internet, reducing fear and panic when a situation arises, and mobilizing the community when necessary, since SUN, established as a reliable source, rapidly disseminates recommended courses of action from the NYPD to our parent subscribers and member schools by issuing SUN Alerts.

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