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

The Eyes in Our Sky 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. 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. (Credit: Marcy Mayer)
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