NYPD to send special detail to The Battery to combat ticket hustlers

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Battery bike path by ferry closed 9-7-2015March 4, 2016- The Post reports, “The NYPD is planning a Times Square-style crackdown on the hustlers who prey on naive tourists visiting Battery Park — a problem first exposed by The Post.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he’s fed up with con artists “selling tickets to the Staten Island ferry, which is free, or selling bogus tickets to the Statue of Liberty tours.”

“I’m actually going to be putting a permanent detail of officers down there just like we have in Times Square, down in that area so officers truly do have a familiarity with this cast of characters and scammers,” Bratton told radio host John Gambling Thursday on AM970 The Answer.”

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