14 Jul 2021 50 for 50 Basketball Court Ribbon Cutting
The ribbon was cut yesterday on the new basketball court at the Baisley Park Houses in Jamaica, Queens. The project was funded through a grant from the Police Foundation’s 50 Grants for 50 Precincts program which is revitalizing public spaces across New York City.
14-year-old Aamir Griffin was tragically killed on the court by a stray bullet in 2019, and it had since fallen into disuse. Now through the dedication of local police officers working with the community, kids in the neighborhood have a new place to play.
You can view a CBS News report on the ribbon cutting here:
Det. Bradley for the “assist” .....— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) July 13, 2021
This is what community is all about: #Queens cops & residents working together to rejuvenate & dedicate the @NYCHA Baisley 🏀 Courts in memory of Aamir Griffin.
Special thanks to the @nycpolicefdtn’s 50/50 Grant & everyone who made it happen. pic.twitter.com/EVBX1VXF63
Happy to see our young people from Baisley Houses back out side on the court doing what they ❤️ love #Playing🏀. Shout Out to @NYPDCommAffairs for the Xbox and @NYCPDDEA for treating everyone to ice-cream. #Copscommunityandkids #nypdconnecting @NYCHA @nycpolicefdtn #teamwork pic.twitter.com/5VLtaqpxnG— NYPD Queens South (@NYPDQueensSouth) July 14, 2021