View looking up at the bottom of an NYPD helicopter in flight

Pictured: An NYPD helicopter hovers over our apartment, as it monitors a Black Trans Lives Matter gathering at the Brooklyn Museum last Sunday, June 7th.

In the weeks since the killing of George Floyd, the thumping drone of these machines has become a fixture of life here in Brooklyn. (That, and [the fireworks]( nyc-complaints-2020).) They were back again this afternoon as peaceful crowds gathered to observe the Juneteenth holiday, and to protest.

Looking up through an open roof hatch with photographer on ladder taking a picture
Opening a roof hatch to get the shot. (Photo credit: Marcy Mayer)
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