Brooklyn block association holds weekly prayer vigil to unite community

A Brooklyn block association is finding ways to make people still feel united during social distancing with a weekly prayer vigil.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2020, 1:38 AM

Updated 1,489 days ago

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A Brooklyn block association is finding ways to make people still feel united during social distancing with a weekly prayer vigil.
For residents of Cleveland Street and Pitkin Avenue in East New York, the weekly prayer vigil is a way to be stronger together while remaining apart.
Every Sunday evening for the last few weeks, neighbors find a way to join the vigil and community gathering - in their own way.
They flash their car lights, lean out of windows, play their favorite music – all while staying six feet apart.
Yamil Miller, president of the Cleveland Pitkin Block Association, says the weekly moment of togetherness is helping those who are feeling lonely.
"They asked that we continue to do it each Sunday until we are free and clear and continue to return to our churches and houses of worship and places we find release spiritually,” he says.
Residents say during this time, the weekly moment of unison can be invaluable.
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