Hundreds of New Yorkers were caught flaunting coronavirus social distancing restrictions in Brooklyn’s Domino Park on Sunday — and cops did little about it, according to witnesses.
The scene, captured on a video posted on Twitter, shows rows of people soaking in the sun at the riverfront park in Williamsburg despite City Hall’s professed crackdown on large gatherings — and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative to have residents snitch when they see lockdown violations.
In this case, the NYPD pulled up to the Brooklyn park and blared warnings about social distancing, an eyewitness told The Post.
The announcement was ignored, and when cops got out and walked into the park they reluctantly told people to don masks and left.
“The police showed up and told parkgoers to put on masks, but added that they wished they didn’t have to be there,” the witness said. “They said they were only telling people to cover their faces because the mayor has a hotline for people to snitch.”
The Twitter video contrasts the hands-off approach cops took at the crowded park with the police response to recent crowds at Hasidic funerals. The video shows the park revelers enjoying the sunshine unhampered, then turns to a large group of Hasidic Jews outside of a funeral. Police are on the scene blaring their sirens.
Cops have recently moved in to break up groups of Hasidic Jews gathered at funerals of religious leaders, complaining that the crowds violated social distracting rules.
“This is shameful how the #Jewish people in #NYC are being outraged,” the post said. “Can we call this #Antisemitism? Or should we call it Jew Targeting? When will the Jewish people in #NewYork be able to live calmly?”
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