- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A big Brooklyn celebration is getting security enhancements a year after the shooting death of an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

It’s part of a public safety plan for the Labor Day festival known as J’ouvert (zhoo-VAY’).

Police estimate 250,000 people attend the pre-dawn prelude to the West Indian Day Parade.

The NYPD says it will issue a permit and double the number of uniformed officers.

About 200 floodlights will be installed around the area. The Brooklyn borough president and mayor’s office also have asked businesses and residents to keep their porch and store lights on.



Carey Gabay (guh-BAY’) was caught in a gang shooting while walking with his brother and friends during last year’s celebration. He was first deputy counsel for New York’s economic development agency.

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