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‘Smile and dance’: Grooving crossing guard in Brooklyn

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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Whether it's a heat wave or a snow storm, nothing keeps Brooklyn crossing guard Ester Hines from reporting to duty.

While keeping the streets safe in East New York, Hines does it with some serious dance moves which have made her the talk of the neighborhood.

To call her energetic would be an understatement.

The mother of five holds court Monday through Friday at the intersection of Atlantic and Saratoga avenues in East New York, providing safety and smiles for pedestrians.

Esther Hines, a crossing guard for eight years, helps get pedestrians safely across the street in East New York -- all while bust a move. (Photo: PIX11 News)

Esther Hines, a crossing guard for eight years, helps get pedestrians safely across the street in East New York -- all while bust a move. (Photo: PIX11 News)

"I think it's amazing," one passerby told PIX11 News. "I stopped and looked at her and thought, 'Wow she got moves.'"

Hines, who has worked as a crossing guard under the NYPD since 2008, has become somewhat of a local celebrity over the years with videos on YouTube surfacing in the hottest and coldest of temperatures.

"I love my job and I love people," Hines said.

Hines said her secret to staying so happy is just two words long: "Smile and dance."