Short Takes: Where is the 94th Clergy Council?Apr 09, 2009
What do a community of interdenominational religious leaders and a New York City police precinct have in common?
In Williamsburg, Bushwick and other neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, clergy leaders meet once a month at their local police precinct to plan events and discuss issues of importance to their congregants. Bushwick clergy council members, many of them Pentecostal ministers, have worked with the 83rd precinct officers to plan forums for families dealing with foreclosure or immigration crises while Williamsburg clergy council members hosted meetings to organize against a spate of gang violence that erupted on the South Side last summer.
In Greenpoint, no such group exists.