NYPD makes safety changes at McGolrick Park after stabbing

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The NYPD is enacting changes to make the area of McGolrick Park safer after a homicide outside the park last month.

George Carroll, an actor, was fatally stabbed while walking with his wife. The slaying was a tipping point for state Assemblyman Joe Lentol, who grew up in Greenpoint. He wrote a letter to the NYPD commissioner, demanding more safety.

"I'm really surprised that he responded not only so quickly but responded in a way that doesn't just cite statistics," Lentol says.

A defunct camera in the park is now working and livestreams directly to police. There will also be a dozen new officers assigned to the area.

Frequent parkgoers say they have noticed a continued and more visible police presence in the park.

There's support and skepticism coming from people living the area. Some are in favor of what they call proactive policing, while others say they're wary of the livestreaming camera. However, many say that if the camera makes the area safer, they're willing to sacrifice privacy.

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