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.
"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."