Halloween Mischief

Gerritsen Avenue was all but fun for bus drivers, city vehicles, car service, and delivery drivers on Halloween. The mischief started late afternoon and ended early evening. A large crowd of teens pelted vehicles with eggs. It was like a firing range; buses were hit on both sides as they drove by.


There was an MTA supervisor that drove down The Avenue to investigate the eggings but the poor guy was pelted from both sides so hard he didn’t drive back out the same way. He exited the beach from the courts, and then stopped all of the B31 buses at Whitney Avenue. The buses that did make the trek were washed off by a couple of MTA operations people who were stationed outside 277 Park with water and vinegar spray buckets.

The cops came, of course, but the kids dispersed on their own. Most stayed around because they knew they couldn’t be brought in, or summonsed, or anything. Some of these kids know way too much about the justice system and what the police can and can’t do. Impressive but scary at the same time.

There was word of some people being picked up by the police but I didn’t see anything.

The library was the most prepared. They saran-wrapped their exterior in anticipation of eggs and shaving cream. Despite their precautions they remained open as usual.

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28 comments to Halloween Mischief

  • Anonymous

    Last night for the first time I was embarassed to be from Gerritsen Beach. Taking the bus home from work it was annouced that the last stop was Avenue V – an inconvenience for me – but what about the ELDERLY people on the bus that now had to walk. While walking up the Avenue there was a police car near St. James – the police were in the weeds chasing after some kids and the other kids were throwing eggs at the police car – when the cops came out the kids just stood there, and the police yelled at them to leave and they slowly moved. Then when walking past the library I was appaulled to see a kid was reaching into the community garden to get a rock to throw at the cops and laughing about it to his friends. What happened to the respect and where are these kids parents? Parents please realize you need to parent your children and this it not a job to be taken lightly. Their actions are a reflection on you and our community. Has Gerritsen Beach become a new Ghetto? I was afraid for my safety walking in our neighborhood, that a bus is not safe driving in and the police are given no respect. Then this morning going to work with blisters on the bottom of my feet, I saw written in shaving cream on the bus shelter’s “F*** you Police,” F*** you Pigs, and “F*** U.” What has happened to the kids in this neighborhood? Believe me, I did my share as a kid of egging and bombing, but there was a line of respect that we would never cross and that means respecting authority and mass transit – anyone that went to work yesterday was basically punished for it. After last night it seems the youth of Gerritsen, which particpated in those horrendous acts will certainly not become adults in our community to be proud of.

  • goodpeeps

    Disgusting, what a bunch of idiots. I aam sure their parents will bash the cops right along with their kids. All over the city crime is down, but GB seniors can’t even finish their bus ride home. Ghetto? Oh yeah and don’t think people outside don’t know it.

  • Ashamed to be from Gerritsen

    We live in a neighborhood full of white trash, the kids are out of control and someone is going to get seriously hurt, either the idiots who are throwing the eggs or the innocent person passing by. With the use of guns today this is totally going to not end well, they are going to mess with the wrong person and they will be killed. You can be shot just for giving someone a dirty look or accidentally stepping on someone’s toe. When that happens, all of the parents of these imbecils will be crying out for justice from the legal system, the same system these idiots mock every halloween.

    We as a community need to get involved, to have a curfew, we should not be held captive in our own neighborhood, it’s called vandalism and they need to be arrested for it. This the cops can’t do anything about it is a load of crap.

    We need to take back our community and these kids need better guidance and to learn respect.

  • anonymous

    How did we get from eggs and shaving cream to guns???? Did I miss something here?

  • goodpeeps

    If you look at the picture in front of the pizza place you can clearly see three idiots holding eggs and waiting for a bus or whoever to throw it at. No fear of police, parents or any authority figure, right out in the open daylight. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out these same kids will move on to bigger and better (knives and guns) things.

    When they are out looking for more “fun” and it isn’t Halloween, they may decide to have some fun by going into our backyards to “use” our tools or maybe “borrow” our bikes. The 61 pct had to send the police to GB to protect us from our own kids, disgusting. The idiots expressed their gratitude by spelling out “F**k the police” with shaving cream and by throwing rocks and eggs at them. Nice.

    I had to get off the bus at Ave V, walk to the old section past these idiots with eggs and shaving cream all over them, the cellophaned up library, and all the mailboxes with shaving cream all over spelling out F words. It was ghetto.
    I had the same sick feeling waiting for a bus one morning in the rain at a bus “shelter” that was destroyed.

    Throwing eggs at buses and rocks at police are crimes. These kids are criminals.

  • unknown

    these kids are doing a favor, these cops are not respected casue they dont respect the kids in gerritsen beach. they are all retarts in the 61 percent. it is wrong to be thorwing eggs, potatoes, and everything elsa. but these cops dont deserve any respect from the people in the beach. they never come when theres something wrong. they break the law more then we do from what i seen, the cops dont obey the rules and restrictions of what there sopose to follow,they dont respect our rights and there all 2 faced. fuck all those cops.

  • goodpeeps

    How many eggs did you throw?

  • KMS

    …and obviously you can’t write or spell well enough to even form a coherent sentence. YOU are exactly who we are talking about. I hope you start to grow up before you ruin your life or someone elses!

  • GerritsenBeach.net

    To add something to what “unknown” said. Some kids were seen throwing potatoes.

  • proud to live in this great neighborhood

    this is a beautiful thing kids having fun people getting arrested i love it i egged every bus that came to gerritsen and car service i wrote all the stuff on the bus shelters and what… so quit being ashamed and everyone did it and there wasnt a rock thrown only potatoes

  • Ashamed to be from Gerritsen

    I fear for the next generation, they aren’t taught boundaries, taking responsibility for their actions and they will suffer in the end for it. They have a sense of entitlement, some idiot said the cops don’t respect these kids, you earn respect and from their actions they haven’t earned it. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for almost 20 years and never had a problem with the cops. They always showed up and have done their best. It can’t be easy when you trying to protect your community and are being disrespected by some out of control brats and their out of touch parents. It can go from eggs and rocks to guns very quickly, read a paper, watch the news, become informed and don’t be shocked when you read that Darwin’s theory prevailed and one of these morons got shot for throwing eggs, kids get killed for far less today.

  • RC

    I THINK THAT HALF OF YOU PEOPLE ARE OVER DOING IT HERE. THEY’RE JUST A BUNCH OF KIDS PRANKING ON HALLOWEEEN. WHEN WE WERE KIDS WE THREW EGGS AT BUSES TOO. THESE KIDS ARE NOT GOING TO CARRY GUNS AND KNIVES, MOST OF THEM ARE REALLY GOOD KIDS EVEN IF THEY OVER DO IT ONE DAY OUT OF THE YEAR. DON’T YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE KIDS ,OOOH LETS SEE, SOME OF THE KIDS WOULD USE NAIR WITH THE SHAVING CREAM AND EGGS. OOOOH….AND THE POOR SLOB THAT WALKS A MILE HOME AND HAS BLISTERS THE NEXT MORNING, EVIDENTLY YOU NEED TO EXERCISE MORE…BUT I’M SURE IF YOU WALKED TO A DINER FOR LUNCH YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BLISTERS…YOU POOR BABY ..ALSO THE COPS ARE A JOKE IN THE 61ST PRECINT…I GUESS YOU DON’T REMEMBER HOW THEY HARRASSED OUR COMMUNITY LAST YEAR WITH THE RACIAL INCIDENT AND ALSO WHEN A FEW TEENAGERS WERE IN A CAR ACCIDENT IN JULY IT TOOK THEM 52 MINUTES TO GET DOWN HERE AND RESPOND…I GUESS DUNKIN DONUTS WAS GIVING AWAY FREE DONUTS THAT NITE….SO I THINK ALL OF YOU PEOPLE SHOULD REALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR REVIEWS

  • Anonymous

    caps lock ftw

    fotget the cops, why don’t we see any parent getting their own kids off of the corner?

    take responsibility for your own before pointing fingures at other for what our own kids are doing to our community

  • Jim

    Some of these comments are completely nuts. This is a neighborhood full of city workers: hardworking police officers, firemen, sanitaion workers, ect. People should have respect for neighbors; no one should have to walk home from Avenue V because out of control teenagers have no respect. People should have more respect for the police most are hardworking people. I don’t understand the mentality of people who think some innocent police officer or any person deserves this abuse. Truth be told they all should have been locked up. The parents should be ashamed and a lot of us need to grow up.

  • Anonymous

    To all the kids writing the”were just having innocent fun” and the people just complainign about halloween, how about we foward out attention to everyone smoking pot and drinking in the backweeds? lets stop the discrimination in gerritsen beach. As a parent and i neighbor im outraged to see kids of diffrent color and style constantly harrassed because there diffrent.Not that i see alot of kids of diffrent race here, there are a bunch of gothic kids. as their neighbor there very nice kids but are constantly harrased because they look diffrent.
    i constantly hear them being called” f—ing freaks” or children of diffrent color being called the n-word. and to those of you having innocent fun. im pretty sure that by the age of 21 you will all look like your 40 because of all the drugs and alchohal. I had to cover my childs eyes because of the things you wrote. i want my son to respect the law not be low lives like you.

  • anonymous

    I am 60 years old and did throw eggs when I was a kid, saying that this will lead the kids to carry guns and knives is totally ridiculous, I actually think that the police have to over react on halloween probably because they get so many 911 calls.. maybe before being ashamed of the kids having fun on Halloween you should be ashamed of all the mothers and fathers who frequent the excessive bars in this neighborhood, or seeing the drunk adults walking down the courts at night or maybe even getting in there cars and driving, how about all the double parked cars along the Avenue how dangerous is that? , or why not be ashamed of having the community service people cleaning up the mess that we the neighborhood people make ( btw these community service people, some DO have felonies and serious past crimes on there rap sheets in case your all thought they were just being punished for violations . ) So since when is it a crime to possess eggs and shaving cream? Besides how come I never see a problem when kids are throwing snow balls at the buses , isn’t that a little more dangerous , I never saw an egg break a window. All this talk is stupid many of these kids will grow up to be police officers themselves, and be good people like most of the people in Gerritsen Beach

  • anonymous

    Hey, you left out the part where these good kids were throwing potatoes and rocks at the cops? Whatcha think bout that?

  • Gerritsen Girl

    Hey, everyone who thinks it’s okay to throw eggs and shaving cream, put your money where your loud mouths are and let’s throw some eggs on your houses and vehicles, and wake up, obviously but not surprising some of you knuckle heads don’t watch the news or read newspapers, I WILL REPEAT IT, IN TODAY’S WORLD THEY WILL SHOOT YOUR A** FOR THE SMALLEST INFRACTION! IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME! Throwing eggs is not okay, I never did it, I guess my mother raised me to respect others too bad many other mothers failed their kids.

  • Donna

    Hey, I was soo Happy, to see my Beautiful Auntie, on Halloween, at Dictim Court, giving candy to the trick or treaters!!! Love You, and Miss Gerritsen, Love Donna!!!

  • unknown

    Hello everybody, I definetly feel sorry for the police and the MTA during Halloween when there in GB. But toward the end of the nite the cops were frusterated and just wanted to arest anybody, I’m 16 and i was just having fun with shaving cream I didn’t throw one egg. I was across the street from St. James and I went to cross right when a cop car was driving down the avenue, as I was crossing somone threw an egg at the car, obviusly they were pissed but they just grabbed to random kids threw them up against the wall put them in handcuffs and gave them a summence (I was one of those kids). I think its ridiculus how they were frustrated and got anybody they can, I did apsolutly nothing wrong. I really wish i did throw that egg then i wouldn’t be paying for no reason.

  • maverick

    blombing al;l day

  • Head held in Shame

    Honestly, I am a 14 year old kid who is probably the only one in Gerritsen Beach who is against the idocity of my fellow peers. They act as if their southern hicks with a mental disorder. Why would you want to cause harm to a store, bus, park, etc if you yourself have used them your whole life. What if the buses found out all the kids who pelted the buses then decided that children under the age of 15 were not aloud to ride the bus.
    I know for a fact that kids drink and smoke in the Seba Avenue Park (which from the start I believed was a horrid and stupid idea) and it disgusts me. One day I was at the park with my sister and niece and two kids, not even 13 were tagging the Merry Go Round. It may have been stupid of me but I walked over and cleaned it off of my hand because my niece wanted to go on it.
    If someone were to start a petition against the park, I would glady sign it. If only Marty Golden would due something about the park. I also belive that the backweeds should be permantley banned from the people of Gerritsen Beach. It is a horrid disgusting and danger to the Beach.

    • Beach Ratt Trapp

      Don’t worry “Gerritsen Beachers” !!! One day (soon I hope) a huge flood will come and wash the whole messy, white trash, swamp of a neighborhood back into the sea anyway.
      Its like some bizarre horizontal housing project over there. The time is SURE to come when they throw something at the wrong car. Then the poor, clueless, morons will be praying for the very same cops they badmouth to come save their pointless lives…However, what else would you expect from dysfunctional inbred alcoholic kids, who are obviously the offspring of dysfunctional inbred alcoholics themselves? Hell, even my dog has enough sense not to sh!t where he sleeps!

  • gbbomber

    2010!!!!!!!!

  • anonymous

    I don't think it is fun being hit by eggs or drowned in shaving cream. Eggs are food and there are enough hungry people in America who would appreciate having eggs as a meal. Instead of buying and tossing eggs why don't you donate them to the churches and allow the priest and minister to give them to some old age pensioner who can't afford to buy them. It will make you and the person who receives them feel good. Try and behave like decent humans instead of wild animals. Have fun but not at someone elses' expense.

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