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.