Preparations underway for the West Indian-American Day carnival
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.