Spuyten Duyvil man gets NYPD birthday surprise

David Berk has a rare genetic condition that causes a decline in mental and motor functions.

Lindsay Tanney

May 11, 2024, 2:24 AM

Updated 13 days ago

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NYPD officers from the Community Affairs Bureau went to Spuyten Duyvil to deliver a birthday surprise to a 22-year-old.
David Berk has a rare genetic condition that causes a decline in mental and motor functions.
His loved ones say his soul is stronger than ever.
“It's just amazing that we get the opportunity to come out here and share this with our community,” says Mark Stewart, deputy commissioner for the Community Affairs Bureau.
The officers brought out a horse, a dog, a robot dog, a helicopter and a bunch of NYPD swag.


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