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Check out the smart way this Brooklyn park is keeping people six feet apart

The new policy has gone into effect.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

As the weather gets warmer, the New York Police Department will limit the amount of people in some NYC parks, starting with Domino Park and Hudson River Park Piers 45 and 46, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. They're also implementing some more creative social distancing measures.

This weekend, police will limit capacity at both these parks that have "had particular problems," the mayor said during his Friday briefing.

This is the latest measure the city has taken to keep people apart—on Thursday it opened more streets to pedestrians around parks so that they could spread out more.

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You've seen the photos—last weekend, both parks were stuffed to the gills. 

These particular parks' layouts lend themselves to overcrowding, which is why they are the first to be monitored, according to the mayor. 

"Last weekend, the parks were more crowded than they should've been," he said. "It was the physical reality of the parks. We think limiting access at the beginning makes sense and helps us to stop problems before they begin. There has to be limited time and turn over. Why are we doing this? Because it saves lives."

Williamsburg's Domino Park, one of the many NYC parks that appeared to be jam-packed with visitors on recent nice weather days, has now implemented physical markers to help people social distance properly.

On the park's waterside turf, you can now find white social distancing circles, showing New Yorkers how they can lounge, while staying six feet apart. In this image, posted by Greenpointers, park visitors are seemingly keeping to their circles. The same thing was seen by a Gothamite in this video below on Twitter.

This article has been updated from its original with new information.

Collier Sutter contributed additional reporting. 

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