Sky Watch, a mobile surveillance tower used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, is becoming an increasingly popular policing tool in high-crime neighborhoods across the city.
The tower pictured above, currently stationed on Fordham Road near the Grand Concourse, will be around for a few weeks, possibly longer, according to the 46th Precinct. Cops hope it will help combat - among other things - the recent spike in cell phone robberies in the area.
Needless to say, the New York Civil Liberties Union haven't exactly embraced the NYPD's new toy. More here in an article we wrote last year.