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Pre Teen Ice Attack on Pregnant Woman with Baby

Saturday night, a group of tweens in the Old Section threw a ball-like solid chuck of ice at a pregnant woman who was taking her one year old out of her car. The woman’s husband chased after the group and caught up with a “kid that seemed no older than 10″. He let him go after a few choice words. The rest ran up to the skate park and scattered.

The police were called and responded – no report was filed.

Via NYTimes comments and confirmed independently.

I live in Gerritsen and just this Saturday a group of teenagers through a large piece of ice at my pregnant wife who was carrying my 1 year old son in from the car. Overall, many of the parents in Gerritsen take no responsibility for the acts of their children and to be honest, neither do the police.

It’s going to be up to the citizens who care to protect themselves so when social justice prevails, I’m sure these “parents” are going to wish “blog posts” about their miscreant children was all the happened to them. What will they say then? My son is only one and was almost seriously injured by one of these little hoodlums so I will do what it takes to protect my family.

Next Halloween I plan on patrolling the neighborhood and will not only be taking pictures, but will also be shooting video. Should a group of teenagers threaten physical violence, they will be dealt with accordingly since the police nor the neighborhood council of Gerritsen attempt to be pro-active in ending this violence.

Honestly, the Gerritsen Beach Property Owner’s Association should be ashamed of itself for claiming Cavanaugh is “unscrewing the community.” If anything, they’ve allowed violence to thrive and should be embarrassed to call themselves an association of anything. In my mind they are nothing more than a rabble of poor excuses for human beings portraying themselves as leaders when they are nothing more than cowards. Look at the comments here coming from outside of the Gerritsen community. It’s clear Gerritsen has made a turn for the worst.

106 comments to Pre Teen Ice Attack on Pregnant Woman with Baby

  • UnknownN

    I hope his wife is ok, but enough is enough. The mentality if this area is just ridiculous. Damn savages.

    • Anonymous

      A couple of 10 year old kids – keep things in perspective people. The mentaility of this area is fine as I would define that to mean what most people think. Most people in this very good neighborhood think those few little brats are wrong and should be punished. This webiste and comment section have become nothing but a bash Gerritsen Beach forum over the actions of a few pre-teens. Perspective poeple. You what to move out – leave. You want to stay away – great. You see a little kid doing something wrong say something to him and then FILE A POLICE REPORT or FILE IT WITH 311.

  • Nothing will happen till someone is hurt or worse killed. The parents need to get control of there kids and teach them some respect and civility.

  • Anon

    One of these kids is going to get hurt when they do this to the wrong person one day. Remember, you have been warned.

  • disgusted

    I’m sorry for the mom and the poor baby that witnessed this. And I have a lot of respect for the dad who didn’t kill the little bastard. I don’t think I would have had that much self–control.

  • Shea Holmes

    Typical Beach cover up…The police were called and responded – no report was filed. So what else is new.This place is a Haven for White Trash Trailer Trash Wiggers etc. These type of things will continue to happen until the Residents of the beach wake up and admit to it.I am glad I got the F— out of that chit hole and sold my home when I did.

    • Arthur Borko

      Why are you race baiting? This has nothing to do with Race and you know it.

      No matter what happens in GB and these monster kids it doesn’t compare to the shit that happens in the projects or East New York.

      Each crime needs to be judged on a case by case basis.

      • Shea Holmes

        Just stating a Fact Arthur,So because East New York is worse this is OK by your book ? So Arthur how do you judge this as a crime or not ? I do not know where you live,I have lived in the Beach and know these things do happen,you see the parents would rather go down to the Knights,VFW or Cort club and knock a few down rather than bring their children up as well mannered members of the community.So Whats your Solution ??

        • Arthur Borko

          It’s not OK. Not by any measurement. But race baiting just makes it worse. Crime is crime no matter who commits it. The cops should get off their asses and do their jobs here and there.

        • Paul

          Why are you picking on the members of our neighborhood organizations. They have done more for this neighborhood, more than you would ever know. Maybe you should join them and see what they do, if they will have you!

          • Shea Holmes

            FYI Pal I did belong and go to the VFW and BTW my father in law was a Past Commander of Same. True they do a lot of Good things,on the other hand let me tell you its Drink and be merry on Friday and Sat Nights. I am Not picking on them just stating a fact.My neighbors were at the Bar while their Kids roamed the Streets of the Beach.

  • Anon

    I’m happy to hear that the woman and child weren’t harmed. HOWEVER…after the father caught one of the kids, he should have held him there until the police arrived. The only way these kids are going to learn to have some respect for the people in this community is to answer for their actions. And perhaps when the police bring the little angels to the parents, the kids and parents might get a clue!!

    • Anonymous

      the police wont do anything anyway. so get the report and file a civil suit to hit the parents where it hurts, right in the wallet. if their little darlings begin to cost them thousands in civil and legal fees, maybe then they’ll do something or have their shanty foreclosed for lack of cash and move out.

  • WOODSY

    Wheres ROBERT PLANT now

  • Elise

    There is a bad spelling error in his original piece:

    The group of teenagers THREW a large piece of ice …” NOT through.

  • Tony Montana

    Mang,Jou White People are really F—ed Up.

  • Anonymous

    As a mother of three children I am glad to hear neither her nor her child. One question, if you caught the boy who did this why didn’t you have the boy take you to his home and then you can tell his parents that you caught him throwing the snowballs.

  • Anonymous

    O.k. let me get this straight a bunch of kids on Halloween throw rocks and eggs at people, a nother bunch of kids terrorize a laundry mat and now kids are throwing ice at pregnant woman and her son. And what has anyone of you people that are complaining about this neighborhood and kids doing about it except threaten each other a talk about leaving. Talk is cheap. We have community groups you should go to these meetings and force the property owners to do something. If you want this neighborhood to be better everyone should come to gether and stand firm in you beliefs, not fight and call each other names. Go ahead and attack me. Despite all of this I have lived here my whole life and am proud of it!

  • KICK IN THE BUTT

    You had one of the gang and didn’t hold him for the police. You didn’t file a Police report! Sorry Papa , you get the “IDIOT” award of the day.

    • anonymous1

      Did the father at least get his name and post right here on GB..net would love to know who the lowlife brat was.

  • Anonymous

    This story is a load of horseshit the kids didn’t do tht

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if any of the little darlings at the 2:44 mark on this video at the skate park is the one who threw the ice ball.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYF0ZqMR7Xg

    • Anon

      Regarding this video. Stand up guys (young MEN) treating young kids like pieces of garbage for no apparent reason. Sickening. As for the pregnant woman who had ice thrown at her, I am so sorry that happened to you. I have no words and there certainly is no excuse.

    • anon

      WOW, that youtube video speaks volumes!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    what was said the so called comunity board dont do a damn thing and its a shame these lil bastards run the community because ppl r to scared to do anything, we should have a community watch organization hell even call the gaurdian angels but these idiot parents and kids dont seem to understand one day they will pick out the wrong person and then something will terribly go wrong so what is it going to take

    • Kelly

      Ever notice if you post something that is not liked or you say something Negative about the Beach the dislike side out numbers the like side. This in fact is the problem in the Beach and this is exactly why nothing is done about these incidents. The so called good people of the Beach refuse to understand the problem is out of control.One day something really bad is going to happen to one or more of these kids.Maybe the husband of the next victim will shot or club one or more of these little punks,and you know what everyone is going to say how bad it is, Guess what people it is not will it happen its when…Wake up you Idiots.!!! My advice to these victims,move to a nice safe neighborhood you won’t regret it.

    • Anonymous

      Why not beat up the parents until they move….just saying!

  • As a police officer for (20) years, there is something really wrong that no report was taken????

    • Is it real?

      I hope it is not real and glad nobody got hurt. But many things dont add up and this appears to be a story by this site to get the neighborhood going again, people fighting and draw attention to this webiste.

      • GerritsenBeach.net

        It is real. I was there. Please try not to trivialize a mothers incident that they wanted known. The story was only for one thing and one thing only: to bring attention to this serious matter. Maybe a parent will read this story and realize that it may have been their kid.

        How is a neighborhood discussion on this or any subject a bad thing?

        You have a long history of commenting on the site, under a multitude of anonymous names, a lot of which is claiming that these stories are fake. How would you feel if I reestablished the forums so we can have a public discussion? or if you wanted a private discussion you can create a fake or not fake email address and we can discuss it.

        • sorry for you all

          Dan : I do believe this story to be true, and I don;t see any dishonesty to what you say. Some may not realize that no matter how many names they use, it all goes back to one IP.address So you really cannot hide identities. I agree that at some point someone is going to get hurt if this continues. Respect is the key word here respect for others,your family and others who live here….It makes me sad to see what is happening to a once great neighboehood.. Bring back the military draft and get these brats off the streets.And let them be taught about respect….

        • Question Mark

          I believe that this is real, but I think that the husband was a fool to let the kid go. He should have held the kid until the police came. What is the purpose of complaining? If you want something done, file a police report. Just crying on a forum will solve nothing. The police, if nothing else, might have at least scared the kid into thinking next time (and we all know there WILL be a next time).

        • Question Mark

          “A Once Great Neighborhood” Are you NUTS??? I am a senior citizen who luckily moved out of the neighborhood years ago. It was a drunken white trash crap hole when I was a kid decades ago. It was never a “GREAT” neighborhood. It was always poor, run down, and trashy. Shanty Town.

      • Kelly

        This is exactly what I was saying in my previous post..Oh its not real..oh not our children and on and on…Stop the Denial and accept the fact that these Kids and their Parents are in dire need of some Civil Socializing. There are certain ways to act in a civilized society.It is quite obvious that the fore mentioned Children and Parents simply do not understand this.

      • Anonymous

        Must of been posted by a kid or parent.

      • Anonymous

        I guess you are one of the first ones that deserves a beating….is your son one of the animals????

    • anon

      If no police report was taken it could mean someone is afraid to file it for fear of retaliation.

    • anon

      the donuts were getting stale……

  • Jack

    Maybe it’s the parents that need their a#3 kicked in front of their little animal.

  • thewayitusedtob

    To N.H.F., I have been a victim and called the police. The police came 2 hours later and told me in order to file a report, that I have to have them arrested. That means the family and the rest of the neighborhood would retaliate because I had one of the teenagers arrested. Retaliation goes on for years and could be never ending. It is torture..believe me.

    • Shea Holmes

      When I lived in the Beach I have experienced the same thing.leading me to believe the The Police take care of their own.Retaliation by your Neighbors was a common. We walked our small Dog along Devon Ave between Fane and Ira courts. We always picked up after our Dog. Well get this, one of our neighbors decided we should not walk by her house.Her retaliation was get some dog droppings more than likely from her own dog and smear them on our front fence gate. I hope that Good Neighbor reads this.She will know exactly who I am. This was so petty and childish my wife and I got a good laugh out of it and so did a few other neighbors.

    • Shea Holmes

      P.S. Next time I visit Brooklyn,I think I will take my two dogs for a walk along Devon Ave (on the North side).

  • kerrin o'neill

    jeez…what a shame…the guy shoulda kept the kids until the cops came though…

  • rich

    what these punks need is a good old fashion ass beaten
    it is clear from throwing ice and snow and rocks they have no parents that give a shit
    i see on this site the home owners meeting where the parents were all yelling cause there little ones were filmed. tough shit i say we all go to these kids houses and break there windows

  • Fed up and ready to take action in GB

    We need to organize. Neither the parents nor the cops are going to do anything. We have to take care of this ourselves. We need to get out there in force. Numbers with cameras. Maybe get a major newspaper to cover it. Halloween 2011 needs to be taken seriously. And we need outside help. These kids and their miscreant parents seem to understand they are acting in a consequence free environment. Let’s change that. We need to video tape the damage and lauch law suits against the parents and posibbly the police if they yet again fail in their duty as they clearly did in 2010.

  • Brooklyn

    I say that natural selection take it’s toll on GB. Even better, mother nature. Maybe GB will have an earthquake and it will just break off from Brooklyn. Wouldn’t that be nice??

    But in seriousness, I’m pretty sure that the same loudmouth blonde bitch of a mother who was flipping out @ the Halloween incident will be the same person to stand up & say that it wasn’t her kid(s) doing any of this b/c they’re so innocent. It’s amazing that white trash will always be that- just white trash. No common sense, no sense of dignity and of course, no sense of how humanity works.

    • Shea Holmes

      When I lived in the Beach The Old Section was considered the other side of the tracks. I guess it still is.

  • Anonymous

    Regarding that video, it’s to bad that those big kids could not skateboard in peace w/o those little brats refusing to move and deliberately blocking the track. That’s who the problem kids are, not the big kids.

  • Kelly

    Look at the comments here coming from outside of the Gerritsen community. It’s clear Gerritsen has made a turn for the worst. I hope people start to take this situation seriously now.

  • LJ Burgess

    A friend of my Baltimore community blogging sister lives in Belgium, she sent my sister a link to the New York Times article about the trouble this website is having with the neighborhood parents. She sent it to a friend in India, who sent it to a friend in Japan, who sent it to a friend of mine in Korea, who sent it to me.

    I’ve read most of the recent articles and comments over the past week, this will be a fascinating part of my sociology paper in June.

    So…that’s how I found you Gerritsen Beach…via Korea, from Japan, through India, and Baltimore, from Belgium via the NYTimes!

    Smile! Your community and it’s reputation has circled the globe! You’re already famous worldwide!

  • blueMagoo

    What if it was just a bunch of knuckle-headed teens having a snowball fight and they honestly didn’t see the woman & her family getting into the car? Yes they should have been more careful but teens & careful don’t go together a lot. It MAY have just been an accident & the husband got, rightfully, mad and overreacted a bit. None of us were there and we only have one side of the story so relax & stay calm folks the world as we know it may not be coming to an end.

  • Bob

    You can!t beat a 10 year old, but you can find out who he is and go to his house. I have done this and the parents took care of the problem, have things changed that much in GB.

  • Anonymous

    It fits the pattern. The world certainly isn’t coming to end but respect for each other at the Beach is if this little bunch of jerks is the future.

  • The Father (aka Idiot of the Year)

    This is the father in question and it’s down to get down to brass tacks here. For those of you wondering why I didn’t “hold” the child until the police came or “take” him to his parents there is a clear explanation. It begins with New York Penal – Article 135 – § 135.00 Unlawful Imprisonment, Kidnapping and Custodial Interference law. It reads as follows:

    “”Restrain” means to restrict a person’s movements intentionally and unlawfully in such manner as to interfere substantially with his liberty by moving him from one place to another, or by confining him either in the place where the restriction commences or in a place to which he has been moved, without consent and with knowledge that the restriction is unlawful. A person is so moved or confined “without consent” when such is accomplished by (a) physical force, intimidation or deception, or (b)any means whatever, including acquiescence of the victim, if he is a child less than sixteen years old”

    This is anywhere from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony. I’d rather not deal with ire of parents that are clearly careless individuals who’d rather make excuses than know where their children are late on a Saturday night.

    Since I manage six legal teams I am quite familiar with both state and federal laws and given the reckless abandon allowed in this neighborhood, I have little faith law enforcement would side with me had this scenario played out against my favor. Had I “grabbed” this child and took him to his parents there was a high probability his irresponsible parents cried foul and charges could have been pressed against me. Do you honestly believe the type of parents that let a child who 8-10 years old roaming the streets at night are the type who take responsibility for their childrens’ actions in a rational manner? This kid wouldn’t give me his name and there was little else I could do except move on and try to see who else was involved because he seemed frightened. I’m a 260lbs bodybuilder and registered with an internationally recognized martial arts consortium. You do the math.

    Let’s get real. I’ve seen how parents in this neighborhood defend their children and there was no “snow ball fight” going on. We are talking about a group of kids who heading north on Seba and one decided to launch a sizeable chunk of ice down the street towards a pregnant woman pulling her one year son from a car seat. My son means the world to me as does my wife and unborn child. Had any of them been struck, it could have SERIOUSLY injured one of them. Now keep in mind these same miscreant children were throwing things at our car on Halloween and my wife had to speed off to avoid getting hit with something. To many of the parents in Gerritsen this is perfectly acceptable behavior and quite honestly, the neighborhood associations seem “cool” with it too based on their lack of action.

    As it stands now, I plan on taking the proactive approach by not being another resident who just turns a blind eye. However, I will act within the limitations of the law unless forced not to. Take that for what it’s worth, especially the delinquents of Gerritsen.

    -The Father (aka Idiot of the Year)

    • robert

      you manage 6 legal teams and live in GB still? y the hell would you do that to your wife and kids? do you want your children growing up in the same classrooms as these little jerkoffs??? i believe you 100% and used to see stuff like this all the time. thank god i got out years ago.

      • Kelly

        Perfect case in point ,This man tells the truth and all you people Check Dislike..The fact is you are all in denial and can not take the TRUTH..Wake Up.

    • Shea Holmes

      Now all the Idiots of the Beach are going to Know exactly who you are.These F—-d Up people do not understand the meaning of Civility or respect of others and their property.The best thing to do is leave the Shit Hole the Beach has turned into,and let these low lives beat on each other. Animals have more respect for each other than these poor excuses for humans do.

    • Question Mark

      I agree with Robert. Why do you want to live in a neighborhood filled with these type of people? Is that what you feel your family deserves? It sounds as if you can afford better. Many in this neighborhood wish that they could move to somewhere nicer but can’t afford to. If this is the SECOND incident you’ve had in just 3 months since Halloween, get out while you still can. Avoid a tragedy.

  • KICK IN THE BUTT

    Nice job PAPA, any suggestions? (With you all the way)

  • Brooklyn

    They should make a law that allows these kids in GB to get the crap beaten out of them by anyone w/no age limitations. They surely deserve it.

    And Big Papa – I’m another one backing you all the way. Fuck GB.

    • Kelly

      Perfect case in point ,This man tells the truth and all you people Check Dislike..The fact is you are all in denial and can not take the TRUTH..Wake Up. The Beach has really gone Down Hill Fast ! Really if you people Dislike reading the Truth Do Something About Your Out of Control Kids..Thats right Put The BUD down get off your asses and take responsibility.

      • KICK IN THE BUTT

        Some times, things on this site are not always the truth.

        • Kelly

          So do you believe this guy and his wife are not being truthful about this incident.What about all the other incidents, Halloween,Laundry,bus attacks incidents now this and who knows what else. When you add this all together I would say this sounds like what does go on.Would you agree.?

  • anonymous

    Several years ago I heard a child yelling for help. I looked out my window and saw a boy in the yard of an empty house. For some reason he couldn’t get out. I could easily have opened the gate for him but decided to call the police. They came and took the young boy home. I don’t know what happened but I assumed the officers wanted the parents to know that this could have been a serious situation if the boy had broke and entered the house. Children in this neighborhood must be stopped doing this mischief. Sooner or later someone will be hurt and all hell will break loose. The father in this article did what he thought was the right thing to do. Maybe the kid he caught learned his lesson and will think twice before throwing any missile at anybody.

  • anonymous1

    Just one question what could the cops have done if they did come, probably nothing … . The father did the right thing and hopefully put a scare into the kid but the dad is right he could have gotten into more trouble holding on to the kid, than the kid would have gotten into

    • robert

      they could of given him a ticket and fine for disorderly conduct. he would be given a court date and his parents would have to pay for it.

  • MJ

    Seriously… What the F*** is going on here? I guess no one learned anything from Halloween 2010? When is this pathetic crap going to end?

    • Kelly

      They call it Business as usual. The Crap will end when most of the Low Lives move,maybe to a trailer park somewhere in W.Virginia.That is about as likely to happen as the Economy recovering. The way I see it,this is a lost cause.Over the years it has been getting worse. So if you made a graph and tracked it you would notice that the best bet is to move out of this place,and cut your losses.Both of my Children have moved and happy as hell that they did.!

  • zack

    I dont understand this area of brooklyn. Its lawless. Its like anybody does what they want. Especially the kids and the Adults acting like kids. Just the other day a 40+ man raced down my block with one of those midget motorcycles.
    And the parents who just leave there kids hanging out at 2am on the weekends on cyrus ave while they just ignore there actions. Parents in Gerritsen Beach must start acting like parents. Children are the future of our community and our country. Todays children are tomorrows success. Ignoring your children is ignoring your country.
    This country is great because the of the education and success under the democracy and freedom we have achieved from being raised properly our parents and our parents parents.

    • Kelly

      Zack>It appears you and I think alike. Now here is where I stand My Kids are grown and survived the Beach and Now live in a nice community where people have respect for others. I have given up on this area!!!!! As soon as I can sell my home,and believe me with these stories it is getting much harder to do so. I am gone.I am not going to even look back.Now watch all the Dislikes this triggers.

      • anonymous

        Sounds to me like you and Zack would make a nice couple..In some other place.. Maybe one of those over 55 sterile communities without children or other distractions.
        Hope you can hook up, then Dan and GB.net can also become a dateing site for all you frustrated people.

    • Kelly

      Zack,
      As you have more than likely have noticed that most of the people in the Beach stick together.Just look at the Like and Dislike Ratio on the comments. I have lived here for many years,actually to many years. In the past 10 years or so the place has turned into a mecca for white trash who have no respect or regard for anyone else. The Lawlessness as one poster put it is out of control.My Children are grown and moved away a few years back.Which I encouraged the move at the time for their childrens sake.The Beach is now just a Mecca for White Trash that refuses to learn how to live in a civilized society.The Children are out of control and the parents could care less,you see if they did care these Kids would not be roaming the streets all hours of the night.There comes a point when to sell and move is the wise choice.That is exactly what I and some of my neighbors(actually many) are doing.Why fight it ? Why try to instill civil behavior into People who do not understand the concept. So Zack if you have Children and would like them to grow up in a Civil and respectful manner,maybe a change of Residence would be a wise choice…..OK people get your Fingers ready and hit the Dislike tab all you want..Because I really don’t give a you know what about you.The truth is a Hard thing to swallow in GB just ask Dan or these people that suffered the attack.

  • Shea Holmes

    Hey Linda did you read the post about the fence gate decoration ?

  • sorry for you all

    I really hope most of the people who post here would get a grip on reality..People like “Zack” and “Kelly” who are running around like a bunch of chicken littles screaming “the sky is falling” “sell your house and run away ” To be honest I hope you two follow through with that thought and leave ..Too be sure, things here must seem worse than ever. I think it is just that we are becoming more aware, through this blog,of what is happening almost as they take place It is a good thing. But I really don;t believe things are any worse than it was 50 years ago when I was a teenager..This in no way excuses the behavior of today. We are all thoughtless children at some point in our lives and don’t think of consequences. That is what growing up is all about. That is also what the courts are for to punish the guilty and not hang an ENTIRE neighborhood for the acts of some disrepectful,thoughtless idiots.Just reread what the Lawyer Dad posted His hands are tied by the law as to what action he could take And the Police are no help..That is where all of this incident should have ended up with the police and the courts.And not a debate on “White Trash” or “Trailer Trash ” and “Lawlessness” and some other outlandish statements

    • Bruce Springsteen

      ‘they said sit down and I stood up’- ‘they said calm down and I threw up’ OOOOOO oooooo growin’ up.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, sorry for us all. People outside the Beach imagine that the streets are overrun by lawless kids, that it is nothing but mayham in the streets. Yeah, there are problems, and problem kids, but no more than anywhere else. And all these assumptions that people don’t care or punish their kids is patently false. I don’t know what that Kellys problem really is. She previously posted that her kids were in college. Now she posts that they have both moved away. I guess whatever ‘fits’ is her truth of the day. My guess would be they were moving away from her more than moving away from the Beach. C’mon kids, come back and get your crazy Mom and take her to whatever Utopia you have found where everyone is perfect all the time and children all conduct themselves like something out of the 19th century!

  • Anonymous

    On the Shitbites blog some guy from the Beach wrote something innocent about the B train and anything that makes the commute from GB and MP easier is a good thing and someone answered that GB people shouldn’t be allowed out of the neighborhood. I can’t believe the terrible things that people think it’s ok to say, all the years here and this being the neighborhood some people just love to hate, but it has reached a point that deeply saddens me. Why are all these generalizations allowed against us? What other group of people, what neighborhood, would stand for this constant trashing? Does anyone REALLY think that we have all the smart-assed kids in the world here? Kids these days are wise beyond their years, and there is plenty of blame to go around for that, it’s one of the reasons that the schools are in the mess they are in and teachers are at a loss to get these kids to work. Gerritsen Beach certainly doesn’t have the only kids that are troublmakers and need a good dose of dicipline. Because 1 parent, ONE, went to a meeting and tried to defend her kid? I’d still take living in Gerritsen Beach, hands down, to anywhere else in Brooklyn.

    • Question Mark

      GB residents SHOULDN’T be allowed out of the neighborhood! GB isn’t the only neighborhood with problem kids, but it’s the adults who defend those kids that’s the real problem. The parents are too drunk to deal with their kids, and would rather drink than know or care where their kids are at night.

    • Kelly

      Now you can all attack Mark as well for telling the TRUTH.Now all you People can Put Mark,Zack,Kelly and Shea on your Dislike list or should I say Denial List.Don’t worry,about a reputation a Bad one is Better than None,So they say. LOL

      • Anonymous

        How do any of these people know what the truth is? They don’t live here! All their info comes from this website, not to say that it isn’t true, but it doesn’t tell the whole story of this neighborhood, which is still a great place to live. Kelly, you seem to thrive on the negative posts. Why are you so miserable? Kids don’t call much?

        • Kelly

          Actually this entire story is a Negative for the Beach,it is a Negative for a once really nice neighborhood. I still live here,what is happening to the area not physically but morally is sickening. Now Anonymous as for you and others like you who wish to stick your heads in the sand and think this is not happening.The only think I can say is enjoy your bliss.

  • anon

    BLAH BLAH BLAH….same comments over and over for the same types of acts from halloween to the laundramat owner to the destroyed bus shelters now to this. no action has been taken against the “kids” or the parents. GB all talk and NO action. admit it this will just keep happening and NO one is gonna do a thing about it.

  • UnknownN

    Kids at a young age mess up and get into trouble, but that seems to be the attitude for this area. When someone messes up, everyone just says.. Oh, he’s just a kid. Well after a while you need to look at yourself the parent and see that you are just as much of problem as the child. It’s never ending! Who cares that other areas have problem children, this area belongs to us and we need to stop this nonsense. Maybe stop buying them atv’s and other junk that just piss off the rest of the community, police, parks department, and guest of the area. Parents should get their kids from the park at night in the summer. Who really wants to see condoms in the back of the elementary school? Man I can go on and on.

  • Kelly D

    I see that most of my Good Neighbors (at least the ones on this site) Dislike my postings.Well you know what, I am posting the Truth. Most of you would rather down a few cold ones than face reality. They say the truth hurts,That seems to hold true here. I really don’t care what any of you think.As far as I am concerned people like you are exactly why these type of things are allowed to happen over and over.All of you won’t accept the fact that these kids are out of control punks,with less upbringing than animals.Next time your kid gets arrested or gets the hell beat out of them don’t be expecting sympathy.Just consider it par for the course.

  • anon

    Are you a Denver?

  • shaun

    Gerritsen Beach is the biggest dump,filled with low life, alcoholic, drug addicted losers. I thank god every day for finding my way out of that cess pool.

    • Shea Holmes

      Shaun,you can say that again. I have been Thanking God since the Day I left Brooklyns very own Trailer Park.