Voters locked out of polling station at Canarsie community center

November 7, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Eagle file photo by Mary Frost
Share this:

FDNY firefighters had to be called to pry open a locked polling station in Canarsie on Tuesday.

Neighborhood resident Jalessa Parris posted two videos to twitter showing firefighters using heavy-duty tools to pry open the doors of the Breukelen Community Center at 715 E. 105th St., according to NBCNewYork.  She said that when she got to the polls at 8 a.m., people were already leaving out of frustration.

Firefighters first opened the doors at 6:30 a.m., but it proved to be to the wrong entrance. Shortly after 8 a.m., someone showed up with the key to the right entrance.

“It doesn’t make sense that one person had one key to open up this community center,” she told NBCNewYork. 

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment