Manhattan Beach is just as interesting as Gerritsen Beach. They are a community that wanted to ban “thugs” from “their” beach, Ban Barbecuing, then they divided with two civic groups, they even sued themselves, but nothing tops the “Bias Beach Bust” where Cops barred black teens from using a public beach in response to senior cut day two years ago.
Yesterday, police and community groups from Manhattan Beach and Sheesphead Bay believed yesterday was senior cut day. Naturally the two Manhattan Beach Groups have been preparing for this day all year; making sure the NYPD knows they want nothing short of the army coming in to protect thier neighborhood.
Yesterday, the 61st Precinct and Broklyn South Patrol stepped up their force in Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. They posted guards at the Sheepshead bay foot bridge, Sheesphead Bay Road, and increased their numbers at Manhattan Beach.
According to Captain Mastrokostas they did grab at least one group of students and brought them to the TRACK Center for truancy. The Track Center is for students found by an officer not in school between the hours of 9 AM and 12 PM. Other than that, there was not Cut Day turnout expected and it was just an ordinary day at the beach.