Preparations underway for the West Indian-American Day carnival

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Preparations are underway for the West Indian-American Day carnival, which is also known as the Labor Day parade and the J'ouvert celebration.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says the goal is to have a safe parade with no gun violence. Adams met with the West Indian-American Carnival Association, the NYPD, faith leaders and J'ouvert City International to discuss safety precautions that need to be taken at the parade.

Parade organizers say 2017 was a success and they want visitors to know that the same safety precautions will be implemented this year.

Some of those safety measures include starting at 6 a.m., prohibiting alcohol, having police checkpoints and searching all bags.

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