In defiance of Mayor Bill Deblasio, a group of Crown Heights activists broke the locks on Lefferts Park Tuesday afternoon.
Children and families could be seen moments later entering and enjoying the park.
Boro Park activist and radio host Heshy Tischler will also bring his fight to open parks for New York children to the Crown Heights neighborhood today.
Tischler, a vocal critic of NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, has been protesting the continued shuttering of the neighborhood parks. He has publicly busted open a number of New York City parks in the past few days in defiance of the Mayor’s orders.
Following opening parks in Williamsburg and Boro Park, Tischler’s protests have gone viral, gaining national attention.
Senator Ted Cruz tweeted “Bravo” to a tweet about the breaking open of one of the parks.
NYS Senator Simcha Felder tweeted Monday night, “We’ve asked nicely and waited patiently. We’ve made every logical argument. The people have spoken and they’re running out of patience. If @nycmayor won’t open ALL our playgrounds @SEichenstein @KalmanYeger and I will cut the locks open ourselves.
Tischler will be protesting and breaking the locks at Brower Park, at at 5:30 PM
He will later go to Lincoln Terrace Park as well.
Update: Officers of the NYPD were quick to lock up Lefferts Park.