This Saturday is D-Day in Gerritsen Beach: Halloween! Halloween is usually trouble for any car, bus, city worker or delivery driver, and of course, any store front on Gerritsen Avenue. Gerrtisen Beach is so notoriously hazardous on Halloween that the MTA refuses to allow the B31 bus to continue past Ave U through the line of fire.
The 61st precinct did a good job last year but they could have reached the trouble spots much sooner. However it was a much more proactive approach than the year before, which was a disaster. Iâ€™m going to guess they will be equally proactive this year. If theyÂ aren’tÂ asÂ aggressiveÂ in preventing the â€œmischiefâ€, then Gerrtisen Avenue will continue to be a mess on Halloween.
Last year they responded last year with the classic â€œIâ€™m your friend approach,â€ and would politely tell the kids to move on. Which they did, only to Victoriaâ€™s, but would start egging again as soon as the cops pulled away.
This year the precinct promised to keep a watchful eye on Gerritsen Beach. We will see if they live up to that and if our community lives up to their expectations.
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