Activity at the Point

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Lots of activity at the point. CPR was given to a male.

Update 6/10/11: Obviously something awful happened we don’t want to speculate.

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152 comments to Activity at the Point

  • Anonymous

    There’s a small part roped off like a crime scene on the beach with a cop standing guard on the beach
    Anyone know what happened?? I know the beach was pretty crowded earlier

  • Anonymous

    John Piccione drowned

    • Anonymous

      was he a kid??? Horrible way to go

    • Christina Quiles "Chrissy"..AKA His "LiL one"

      are u kidding me????? 5 likes??? if you have nothing nice to post…pls dont post at all. How can u “like” a comment such as this?

  • Anonymous

    What a horrible way to start the summer off! My thoughts and prayers go out to this family!

  • Anonymous

    Good news is that there is a rumor that they picked up a heartbeat at the hospital Let’s not count him out yet

  • Anonymous

    this is HORRIBLE NEWS… praying that he will pull through this and be alright.. my thoughts and prayes go out to him and his family..

  • gb

    r.i.p peesch

  • gb kid

    R.I.P Speech we will mis you

  • am

    Peesch is not dead he is at the hospital in a coma. Get better bro.

  • Anonymous

    hes alive hes in a coma

    • Anonymous

      seriously people dnt say hes dead if u aint got the fact he could come out of coma and be perfectly fine

  • anonymous

    Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan,

  • Hey Hey

    What a tragedy to happen today and I really hope and pray that he comes out of the coma and that he is ok. A young man and my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family that they can find the strength to deal with this and to come together in good thoughts for Jon. Be strong and come back to us

  • an

    Hope speech comes out

  • Anonymous

    jon- we are all praying and pulling for you!!!! fight!!!!! we know have it in you to FIGHT!!

  • Anonymous

    Praying for u peesch!! Be strong!!

  • Anonymous

    Praying for you john

  • REST IN PEACE PEECH !!!!!! YOULL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS !!!!!! THE BARILE FAMILY …..

  • Anonymous

    hes not dead

  • mm

    Hes not dead guys he in a coma why do you even think hes dead. You guys havent een to a funeral for him or heard of one being planned so dont count aas dead

  • JT

    What happened…was it a swimming accident?

  • Anonymous

    why isnt there a story on this yet

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame that FDNY Ambulance and the fire engine responded to Kiddie Beach first. Who knows how they got that location. Every second counts in an emergency like this. God only knows if those minutes made a difference in this situation.

    • Anonymous

      For whatever reason the FD assigned the job to the cell tower location maybe the caller(s) didn’t know the exact location.

      • Anonymous

        There is no cell tower at Madoc and Post Ct! Its all houses there. How did they get that location… It’s not like a person at the point can see the signs of that intersection a half a mile away to give that location. It probably dalayed the ambulance 5 mins by the time they got the correct location and backed out of the block.

        • Anonymous

          Check again they’re there. take a peek in kiddie beach

          • Anonymous

            I still doubt there is a cell tower in the beach but either way responding to a cell site makes no sense you obviously know it’s a wrong location… What if the cell phone picked up a cell tower at the marine parkway bridge then you have units responding there and it would of been an even greater delay of emergency personnel to the point.

          • Anonymous

            I totally agree but it is something the FD does daily responding to the UCT sites

          • Anonymous

            There is a cell tower on the roof of k of c at gerritsen and Cyrus.

    • Thorin Oakenshield

      Once again, Our Royal Highness Mayor Bloombag’s arrogant hand appears. UCT(unified call taking) 911 system has failed again and cost someone dearly. This Mayor has spent $1.3 BILLION on this failed program, and the results have been disastrous. This moron is closing 20 fire companies to save $45 million a year, yet wastes over a billion on a failed emergency 911 system. Call 311 and tell the Mayor NOT to close fire companies to balance a budget. The delays to such emergencies resulting from firehouse closings will add even longer response times. Prayers to Jonathan and his family.

  • Gary

    I hope he will be ok

  • former resident

    Any more information on the young man’s condition?

  • SomeOne

    To all that feel they need to say something… All should come together and go to church tomorrow evening. Come together and pray for him… Many voices are stronger then one… We know he has the fight, be his voice and ask for him to get better.

  • Anonymous

    The best post I’ve read so far! “SomeOne” you have the right idea and I will be there tomorrow at 5pm mass, I only pray tonight that his friends, both old and new, young and old are there beside me. It might be many of years since we hung out but the memories I have of Jonathan are wonderful and the power of prayer makes a world of difference!! Just have a little faith! God Bless him, his family and all who know him!

  • LNP=KM

    Well said “anonymous”.. Hope his friends read this and make it to church and say a prayer for him and his family!!

  • Nick W.

    why would you waste time going to church ?

    because you want jesus to save peesch ?

    would that be the same jesus who drowned peesch?

  • Anonymous

    I will make sure you are included in my prayers since you are one of his “friends” that will be a no show at mass, we all know it’s easier to blame God then to blame ourselves! Remember that the next time something good happens for, make sure you thank the Devil!! May God bless you always! Have a Blessed day!

  • Anonymous

    THIS YOUNG GUY IS NOW BRAIN DEAD. CHANCES OF FULL RECOVERY ARE BAD. FAMILY MAY PULL PLUG BECAUSE OF THIS.
    I MUST SAY ONE THING – DRINKING AND DRUGS CAUSED THIS SO DO NOT BE MAD AT GOD BUT BE MAD AT THIS KID FOR COMING OUT OF REHABILITATION AND BACK INTO THE SAME SHIT AS BEFORE. IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS. RIP

    • Kelly T

      YOU are a very ignorant person and should regret the words that you post!! You should only know what it is like to raise a child who you love deeply, cherish and raise with nothing but love.
      I hope one day your words don’t bite you in the ass!!!

      This boy was a beautiful little boy who was raised by a nice family and unfortunately went the wrong way. This should not be a lesson to him or to others. Have respect for his family and friends and most of all sympathy for two parents who did their best to raise a child and just lost one.

      • Anonymous

        BEEN THEIR AND DID THAT. NOTHING NEW TO ME. LETS PUT IT THIS WAY – JUST SAY HIS FRIENDS DID NOT DROP A DIME OR HELP HIM. A STRANGER DID. SO WHAT THAT TELLS ME THAT HIS SO-CALLED FRIENDS WERE NOT FRIENDS. THEY RAN AWAY AND LET HIM DIE. JUST REMEMBER DRUGS AND DRINKING DONT MIX. BTW THIS CHILD WAS RAISED IN THE STREET SINCE HE WAS A CHILD. DOING WHATEVER AT THAT TIME. THAT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE FAMILY I HAVE RESPECT FOR AND JOHN BUT NOT THE DURGS AND HIS SO-CALLED FRIENDS. HIS BODY WAS SO POLUTED WITH DRUGS THAT HE COULD HAVE OVERDOSED AND HIS FRIENDS COVERED IT UP BY DUMPING HIM IN THE WATER. FACE THE FACTS WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU HAVE TO FACE THE FACTS. IF YOU LIVE BY THE SWARD YOU DIE BY THE SWARD. NO DISRESPECT BUT IM PISSED OFF AT HIS SO-CALLED FIENDS.

  • Anonymous

    DO NOT BE MAD AT GOD. BE MAD AT JOHN. AS GOD DID NOT GIVE HIM DRUGS AND BOOZE THEN GO DO DARING THINGS IN THE WATER. HE WAS JUST OUT OF REHABILIATION AND GOES BACK TO THE SAME THING AGAIN. HE IS IN A COMA OVER 24 HOURS WHICH MEANS HOPE FOR TOTAL RECOVERY IS SMALL TO NILL AND FAMILY MAY PULL THE PLUG ON HIM. RIP JOHN AND TO ALL HIS FRIENDS DROP THE DRUGS AND EASE UPON THE BOOZING OR YOU WILL END UP THE SAME WAY. USE YOUR HEAD LIFE IS PRESIOUS.

  • Anonymous

    angel dust and swimming dont mix !!!

  • Nick W.

    how dare you patronize me ! why are you anonymous? are you scared to say your name. How dare you blaspheme my friend. How do you know what happened? were you there?

    jesus and those who worship him are weak minded individuals who need to feel good about themselves by believing in an imaginary friend that watches over them. Ha.

    dont have me in mind when you go to mass, you masshole.

    • Anonymous

      god was playin sanitation man,,and just cleaning up our trash.one less dust/crack head riuning our neighborhood..we should drown one weekly…sorry for his family,kid was a [piece of shit.

  • T.J.

    Nick how dare you mock Jesus. Jesus will severely punish you.

    I will attend the mass. And all those who do not attend will be severely dealt with by Jesus.

  • Anonymous

    is john’s mother still alive?

  • Margaret

    I’m Jon older sister and many of you probably don’t know me because I moved out of the Beach many years ago. Jon is not dead. He is in a coma and his prognosis is grim (doc’s word). My father will not leave the hospital and the family is praying for a miracle. Only the immediate family is allowed to see him but if you are him friend, please pray for him. Maybe we can harness the power of prayer and help pull him through this terrible ordeal.

  • Nick W.

    Hi Margaret , its me Nick. I remember you.

    Is there any improvement in his condition?

  • T.J.

    Nick – you publicly mock Jesus? how dare you !

    I cant wait until Jesus gets you and makes you suffer.Jesus will cause you so much pain and agony and you will cry tears from every orefice you subhuman.

  • Nick W.

    TJ is that the best that you and jesus can do? hahahahaha

    your pathetic god jesus goes around making people suffer if they dont kiss his butt?

    your jesus sounds more like a terrorist than a god

    do everyone in the beach a favor TJ , and kill yourself. then you can be with jesus, you bum.

  • Anonymous

    hey guys can we cut it out please. Lets just leave comments that will be supportive to the family and friends.

  • Nick W.

    tj why dont you meet me tomorrow at 1pm at the corner of devon and bevy. I will knock your block off. Lets see if jesus saves you, you bum.

  • tj

    Nick , I will be there. Dont chicken out you big talker.

  • Anonymous

    notified today john is gone. hope all his friends are happy for doing this to him – all his so-called friends, druggies and drunks that were with him that day. they should all be blamed for his death. i saw this coming years ago. why do you people still drink and do drugs? so many have died this way. your way to cool when you do drugs and drink so when you end up in a coffin this is your reward. life is very short so use it to its full advantage and dont cut it short with drugs and booze. stop it now or you will be r.i.p with john. he gone so say your prayers for him.

    • A Friend

      May Jon find the peace in death he never found in life. Please pray for the family…they are hurting. They tried to help him again and again, but nothing seemed to work. I will be remembering the beautiful little boy he was…..and mourning the end of potential, and hope for him.
      If you are one of the friend’s with issues, use his death as the reason to change your life….there is still time for you.
      Piscione family….you are in my heart today, especially you A.- I know how hard you tried….

      • Anonymous

        Well said, A Friend. My heart goes out to the family. And I also hope that this will serve as a wakeup call to his friends with similar problems.It’s all such a terrible waste. So sad.

    • Anonymous

      he did it to himself

      • A Friend

        Anonymous-no less tragic…..please make it about the family now, and not Jon’s issues. If you had ever loved someone who fought this battle, you would understand….these are good people, who have had more than their fair share of heartache over the years. They are devastated….don’t make it worse by laying blame..totally pointless and unproductive.

        • Christina Quiles "Chrissy"..AKA His "LiL one"

          HE HAD A SICKNESS… HIS DISEASE WAS DRUGS. HE WANTED SO BADLY TO CHANGE HIS LIFE BUT HE ALWAYS TOLD ME… SOMETHING WAS ALWAYS HOLDING HIM BACK AND SUCKING HIM IN TO NEGATIVE THINGS. HIS FAMILY LOVED HIM VERY MUCH AND SO DID HE. I AGREE WITH “A FRIEND” “ANONYMOUS NEEDS TO REALLY RELAX. PLEASE LET HIM REST IN PEACE.. LETS ALL PUT NICE WORDS ON HERE FOR HIS FAMILY. IF U HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY .. DONT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.

    • Anonymous

      are you his friend?

      • Anonymous

        Not that I have to explain myself to you, but I am a friend of his brother’s. If you are Jon’s friend, I’m sure you are hurting badly right now. You can either use his death as a reason to live your best life, or as an excuse to head down the negative path….sounds like you are choosing latter. Margaret, Jon’s sister, posted earlier…..the family is obviously reading this…..try to think how your family would feel reading the posts. He was a son, brother, uncle….show some empathy.

  • Nick W.

    anonymous- you are a real piece of crap. you and your self-righteousness.

    Do everyone in the beach a favor and kill yourself.We dont need people like you in the beach.

    And TJ you better be there at 1pm. I am going to knock your block off.

  • Nick W.

    everyone should refuse to go to church to protest what jesus did to our friend peetch !

    JESUS is a good for nothing piece of crap, and the church is full of gay child molesters

    and you TJ, are a coward. I am looking out my window right now .It is 1pm. werent you supposed to show up and confront me. I was looking forward to knocking your block off, you bum

    • gb girl

      you sound like a drug crazed loser!!!!regardless of who did this the fact is that he is gone now an like someone said his family is reading this..so show some respect for your friend and his family..maybe not reading your ignorance will be a little less hurtfull for them…

  • T

    Props to Nick W for keeping it real

  • anonymous

    Goodbye Jonathan, Rest In Peace.

  • Anonymous

    RIP Pesch…. gone but NEVER forgotten.

  • an

    R.I.P Jon Peschione

  • anonymous

    shame on you people that are ripping him apart,like you do not have your own issues.may he rest in peace

    • Anonymous

      NOT RIPING HIM APART BUT DRUGS AND HIS SO-CALLED FRIENDS WHO DID NOT DROP A DIME TO SAVE HIM. THEY LET A STRANGER DO IT.THE AMOUNT OF POLLUTION HE HAD IN HIS BODY MOST NORMAL PEOPLE WHOULD HAVE O/D. I FEEL FOR THE FAMILY BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TO ME. SO ALL YOU SO-CALLED FRIENDS WAKE UP ALREADY AND SMELL THE ROSES OR YOU WILL BE PUSHING DAISES. JOHN R.I.P. SORRY YOU HAD FRIENDS LIKE THAT.

  • lots of you got some bad things to say about jonathan,but did any of you really know this sweet kid he had a heart of gold and would do anything for you and to put him down for deamos most of gb has is the worst thing ive ever seen. my man jp r.i.p bro ur with the lord not in gb hell,luv u kid!

    • Christina Quiles "Chrissy"..AKA His "LiL one"

      … this was nice.. thank you sammy!!!! loved your words.. do i know you??

      • Anonymous

        look at chrissy lil one-

        she is up at 5am leaving comments. she obviously does not have a JOB. Typical beach loser.

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P.

  • Nick W.

    a bunch of idiots have nothing better to do than to write negative things about him.

    and the same bums who are writing negative things are telling us all to go to church and believe in jesus

    You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

    he died. have some respect. His family might read this.

    lets write some nice things and some good memories of our friend pesch

  • Nick W.

    I agree with Sammy. Pesch had a heart of gold. He would give you the shirt off his back

  • Anonymous

    MAYBE NOW PEOPLE WILL LEARN NOT TO DO DRUGS.

  • sorry deamos is demons.from my first post.

    • Christina Quiles "Chrissy"..AKA His "LiL one"

      Wow .. its the truth.. like I said… he always told me “i feel like the daemons are sucking me in… they want me”

      He will be missed!!!

  • Anonymous

    Tj did Nick show up?

  • Nick W.

    I showed up , TJ was a coward and didnt show up.

  • Nick W.

    if anyone knows, can you please post information about pesch’s funeral. Will the public be invited, or does the family want to keep the service private.

    Thank you.

  • SomeOne (Patty)

    Now everyone needs to stop on the comments its one thing to show your respects and say something meaningful. Other then that leave everything off the page. Don’t answer someone’s comment to state your opinion. If you want to Debate, Join a debate team.

    Rip Jonathan,
    My heart goes to the family for your loss.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  • Anonymous

    does anyone have the arrangements for the wake?

  • Anonymous

    @TJ remember something, God does not punish us we punish ourselves that is what free will is and how you chose to use it is up to you. If you feel their is no GOD that is your choice. Please stop you rants and think about his parents. They have lost a son and no matter what he made of his life here he had meaning in their lives. So instead of trying to blame someone take a minute and pray for the void in their lives.

  • T.J.

    remember that if you do not believe in Jesus , you will be eternally damned.

    Some fool named Nick W. wanted to challenge me to a fight because of my beliefs. Nick W. you are a thug. You publicly mock Jesus and you want to be taken seriously?

    Of course I did not show up to meet you. I dont need to fist fight you, jesus will get you.That is good enough for me.

    • Nick W.

      tj I am not going to reply to you anymore. We know you are a coward who hides behind a ficticious book. If you want to believe in jesus then you are a fool, but it is your right to be a fool. Personally, I think jesus is a piece of crap and his followers are lame sick people who dont have a mind of their own and need to follow others.

      From this point onward, all the comments should be about how to pay respect to the departed and his family.

      • Anonymous

        YOU A A TOTAL ASS. YOU ARE THE DEVIL. WERE YOU WITH HIM THAT DAY. DID YOU HELP HIM FILL HIS BODY AND DUMP HIM. YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD SO DO NOT SHOW UP FOR THE FUMERAL. THE FAMILY BELIEVES AND YOU DONT SO YOU ARE NOT WELCOMED IN A PLACE WHETE THEIR ARE RELIGOUS IMAGES ALL AROUND INCLUDING JESUS. STAY HOME DO YOUR DRUGS DRINK AND GO SWIMMING.

  • Mike K

    Will crime drop in the beach now??

  • an

    R.I.P. Pesch you will never be forgotten

  • Anonymous

    I can’t even say im surprised by what I’m reading on here. The sad part is someone has died someones son, brother, uncle friend etc… and no matter how he died its not right for anybody to judge him. I did not know him personally but my thoughts are with his family and his friends who cared about him. There is nothing that will ever take away the pain that they are feeling and what they will never have with him no more holidays b days no grandchildren. For anyone to write bad about him knowing the family is reading this you are horrible people you are starting fights and calling him names clearly his family cared about him it says he went to rehab addiction is not an easy thing to beat and no one has the right to judge anyone it should make you think about the things you have and could just loose in the blink of an eye. Everyone who bads mouth him was not his friend everywhere I see anything about him they are saying what a great guy he was caring and just because he had a substance proble right away everyone calls him a junkie shame on you not any of us are perfect and we all know someone like him im sure. I think before anyone writes on this page think if it was you and how your family would feel reading this like I said i didn’t know him but May he R.i.p and his family get through this there is nothing worse then a death except maybe seeing your son bashed by neighorhood people.

    • Nick W.

      very well said ! those who wrote negative things about him should be ashamed of themselves

    • annonymous

      I am sorry but his friends were enablers and should be ashamed that they let this happen to him, granted we all make out own choices but I would not call myself a friend if I let this happen

      • Anonymous

        BIG AL’S WIFE .. BETH AND BOBBY GEOGHAN DID ALL THEY COULD TO HELP SAVE HIS LIFE. IF HIS REAL FRIENDS WERE THERE ALONG WITH GEAOGHAN AND BETH .. HE PROBABLY WOULDA HAD A BETTER CHANCE. HELP WAS SEVERELY NEEDED AND MOST PPL THERE WERE USELESS!!! VERY SAD R.I.P MY FRIEND.. I WILL MISS U

  • Anonymous

    john you called me mom and i called you my son.you will always be in my hart and in my mind and we will never forget you rip

  • Nick W.

    Pesch – I hope you are resting in peace my friend. I am glad you are not reading the stupid things people are writing here.

    wherever you are, you are in a better place than the beach.Because the people here in the beech are pathetic.

  • Frank

    for his Family and friends I an very sorry for your loss as the passing of anyone is always sad. I believe that everything in life happens for a reason and can only hope that his death was not in vein. Please if you young adults are reading Please reconsider the choices you make in your life! As for the vollies they do not have many members, they need people and donations to stay here. I and some friends joined when I turned 18 and had some great times with some wonderful people. This is our neighborhood and you can make a difference! The feeling of helping others will stay with you for your entire life. Once again I am very sorry for your loss.

  • Christina Quiles "Chrissy"..AKA His "LiL one"

    3:45 am right now and Im still in shock … I cant believe Pesch is gone. We have had some bad times but the majority of our 5 year relationship were GREAT MEMORIES… He always said I am his heart.. his “LiL One” .. his “Butta Peacan Rican” My mom, lil brother and sister loved him very much.. He always told her “ma… im gonna buy a house for us.. and we are all going to live in it.. I promise you” He taught me soooo much in my life and I will never forget him. Even though we separated.. we always kept in touch.. in fact he was hanging out with me n my brother just 2 weeks ago. When I was with him .. I saw a side of Jon .. NO ONE EVER SAW. We spent plenty of nights talking about plans of wanting to get away from Gerritsen Beach.. move some place far away .. and start a life together… I wish we would have.. He probably woulda still been here today. WHe also spoke about how he deeply wanted to change his life.. He had a sickness .. drugs was his disease and the way i look at it now is that he is free from it all. He will forever be in my heart and mind!!!! I LOVE YOU JON… TOGETHER IN MY HEART ALWAYS. I WILL SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE BABY. STAY WITH ME.. MY GUARDIAN ANGEL WATCH OVER ME AND JUST MAKE SURE I AM OK… YOU ALWAYS SAID THAT IF U WERE TO DIE.. U ALWAYS WOULD. I LOVE YOU<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< MRS. PESCH.. 5-5-05 TILL FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      WE COULD ALL AGREE JON HAD A PROBLEM .. BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT DEEP DOWN JON WAS A GOOD KID. JON HAS NEVER INTENTIONALLY HURT ANYONE … HE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD HEART. I THINK ITS PRETTY PATHETIC THAT NICK W WRITES NEGATIVE SHIT. IF HE WAS ONE PERCENT OF A MAN HE WOULD PUT HIS NAME DOWN.. YET HE IS A COWARD!!! I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT… LET JON REST IN PIECE. GB LOVES YOU JON. PLEASE NO ONE RESPOND TO NICK W.

      • Nick W.

        thats funny. you are writing as anonymous… why dont you put your name down you coward.

        How dare you accuse me of writing negative things about pesch. Pesch was my friend. I miss him alot.

        You however are a piece of crap that needs to be flushed out of the beach, you bum.

  • Cruiser

    I don’t want to give out wrong information (things change), so please call the Marine Park Funeral Home for information on Jon’s services. (718) 339-8900. May Jon rest in peace.

  • Nicole an old friend

    R.I.P Bro. I hope you find absolute bliss in Heaven. I really wish you would have found it here but for what ever reason God needed you. I will remember all the fun times we had, the fun person you were. My heart goes out to all his family. If there is one more good thing John can teach us its that he would have never chose this end for himself so please people don’t choose it for yourself, learn from him I;m sure he would want you to.

  • Anonymous

    how do you people have so much free time to write disgusting comments. Get a JOB you losers.

  • dare2care

    Condolences to Jon’s family & friends. Please be more considerate in your posts, how upsetting to read some of these. Having lost my own brother because of an addiction, I believe GB could benefit from the following:

    A drunk fell in a hole and couldn’t get out. A businessman went by. The drunk called out for help. The businessman threw him some money and told him get yourself a ladder. But the drunk could not find a ladder in this hole he was in. A doctor walked by. The drunk said, “Help, I can’t get out.” The doctor gave him drugs and said, “Take this, it will relieve the pain.” The drunk said thanks, but when the pills ran out, he was still in the hole. A renowned psychiatrist rode by and heard the drunk’s cries for help. He stopped and said, “How did you get there? Were you born there? Were you put there by your parents? Tell me about yourself, it will alleviate your sense of loneliness.” So the drunk talked with him for an hour, then the psychiatrist had to leave, but he said he’d be back next week. The drunk thanked him, but he was still in his hole.
    A priest came by the drunk called for help. The priest gave him a Bible and said I’ll say a prayer for you. He got down on his knees and prayed for the drunk, then left. The drunk was very grateful, he read the Bible, but he was still stuck in that hole. A recovering alcoholic happened to be passing by. The drunk cried out, “Hey, help me, I’m stuck in this hole.” Right away, the recovering alcoholic jumped in the hole with him. The drunk said, “What are you doing? Now we’re both stuck here.” But the recovering alcoholic said, “It’s okay, I’ve been here before, I know how to get out.

    • anonymous

      You sound like someone who has been there, and found a better way..As have many others in GB….I suggest that a list of local N.A. and A.A. meetings be posted at some point…So that young people can attend and see what the “yets” are…Recovery is not easy, but not impossible and if you think you are to young to go to a meeting…I can assure you, you are not…Check it out ,it might just save your or someonelse’s life….To those who knew Jon I feel for you all…By the time I was in my mid-twenties in GB I lost about 15-20 friends to drug and alcohol overdoses..Back then it was pills or heroin..I have over the years, seen many of the survivors of those days..Who managed to turn it around….Please don’t let this happen to any more of you…

  • Anonymous

    when is the funeral

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Cavanaugh,
    I know it’s against all your practices, but for the family’s sake can you remove the inappropriate comments from this feed. Just imagine if this was someone you were related to, and the neighborhood was bashing them like this. It’s sickening! Please… I plead with you to do this for this one time.
    -A friend of the Piccione family

  • Nick W.

    I agree with the above comment. It is totally inappropriate for people to write negative things about pesch.

    many people have been writing here and begging people not to write things that would offend the family.

    but some stupid religious freaks keep coming here and accusing John of all sorts of bad things, those things should be kept private.

  • Anonymous

    sorry that the truth hurts. we are writing these things to teach the kids a lesson. they need to grow up and get a job and not use drugs.

    what happened was very sad. but if even 1 teenager reads these comments and changes their life around for the better, then it is all worth it.

    • Anonymous

      The truth is his family tried to help him addiction is a hard thing to beat that does not give people the right to call him a junkie he was in good shape looking at him you would not klnow he had a drug problem. To use someone else to teach kids is one thing but to slam someones name is something else. There are alot of inappropriate comments most are hidden they should be removed starting fights and trying to get a date should be removed.

  • Anonymous

    Nick W. –

    everyone in the beach has been talking about you and the things you wrote in the comments here.

    most of us know who you are.

    be very careful.

  • Anonymous

    damn you idiots, all of you. I have never in my life seen such disrespect. If you have nothing nice to say , then dont say anything at all.

  • Decency and respect

    Dan Cavaunaugh, I believe the entire community of GB is appalled at the comments being spewed here by 1 or 2 individuals. You need to have the common sense and decency to remove such hurtful, offensive and disgusting comments. The comments are not only a reflection of this neighborhood, but remember, they are a reflection on you yourself, Mr Cavanaugh. Your refusal to remove this hurtful offensive material that is causing pain to a grieving family, will not soon be forgotten by the majority of decent people in this community.

  • juno family

    Condolences to the Pesch family

  • Nick W.

    I think the gerritsen beach defense needs to be started up again

  • Many people suffer from drugs and alcohol,it is a terrible disease that tears families apart.Jon was my cousin and I haven’t seen him in many years.I thought about him last week, after knowing for years of his struggles.My thoughts and prayers are with my loving Aunt,Uncle and cousins.Life is so short and GOD has taken him.He will be at peace.Thank all for the caring comments.The world needs more love and not hate.Jon you will be missed,even by those who didn’t know your kind soul..The lessons we teach each other in lifemust be cherished!!

  • Kyrie

    I did not know this young man but I pray for his family and friends … When my friend called me the other night I was almost brought to tears with him over the phone at the thought of Jon not pulling through his coma … It seems that God took him home and left us here to mourn but through this life taken I know there will be change … RIP

  • anonymous

    PISCIONE — Jonathan N. On June 12, 2011. Beloved son of Joseph and Geraldine. Loving brother of Margaret Tart (Gary), Anthony (Joanne) and Nicholas (Kathy). Cherished uncle of Jessica, Anthony and Samantha. Funeral Friday, 8:30 A.M. from the MARINE PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3024 Quentin Road Brooklyn. Funeral Mass 9:30 A.M. Resurrection R.C. Church. Visitation Thursday, 2-5 and 7-9 P.M.

  • ANONYMOUS

    RIP JON … REMEMBER THAT PEOPLE ON THIS COMMUNITY ..SOME ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS AND MINE ARE DEALING THESE DRUGS TO OUR KIDS … SOME ARE THE PILLARS OF OUR COMMUNITY’S CHILDREN … SOME ARE JUST POISON TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD … ALSO BE INFORMED THAT THERE IS A CERTAIN ESTABLISHMENT RAN BY A MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY THAT HARBORS AND SUPPORTS THE VERY DRUG DEALING AND POISONING AND BLOODSHED OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT I SPEAK OF …YOU ALL KNOW WHO AND WHAT IT IS …THOUGH YOU TURN A BLIND EYE, TO YOU I SAY SHAME ON YOU… WHEN YOU IGNORE THESE TYPES OF THINGS THEY DO NOT GO AWAY ..THAT BECOME BIGGER AND STRONGER UNTIL THE GOOD PEOPLE HAVE NO MORE OPTIONS … SAVE OUR CHILDREN ..PLEASE ..DO NOT LOOK THE OTHER WAY ANYMORE ..HOW MANY MORE OF OUR CHILDREN DO WE HAVE TO BURY .. SOMEONE AMONG OUR MIDST GAVE JON THE POISON THAT HELPED TO DESTROY HIS KIND SOUL …. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE … YOU HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS .. THEY ARE WOLVES IN SHEEPS CLOTHING IF YOU THINK THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS … THEY ARE NOT

    • Anonymous

      THE BANTRY NEEDS TO GO AND IT NEED TO GO NOW !! this is where these animals go to deal and hide at night. I bet these animals havent worked a real job one day of there lives. And we as a community need to stand up and prevent another unfortunite death. i have said this in the past we as a community need to stand up and unite and take it back. I SAY THEY NEED OT GO AND THEY NEED TO GO NOW! I AM SICK AND TIRED OF BURRYING FRIENDS AND FAMILY DUE TO THIS MADDNESS. LETS TAKE BACK WHAT IS OURS. AND THAT IS OUR COMMUNITY!

  • Anonymous

    I WAS DOWN BY THE POINT TODAY VIEWING THE FLOWERS AND CANDLES JONS REAL FRIENDS HAD PLACED. I HAD SAT DOEN ON THE CONCRETE AND WAS THINKING WHEN A BUTTER FLY HAD LANDED ON MY KNEE I SAT AS STILL AS THE WATER AS THIS BEAUTIFUL BUTTER FLY HAD SAT WITH ME AND I REACHED OUT AND THE BUTTER FLY HAD MOVED TO MY HAND! IT WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL TIME FOR ME. FOR MY FAMILY AND I HAS KNOWN JON FOR MANY YEARS. AS A CHILD I WAS TOLD IF YOU WERE OT VISIT THE SPOT WHERE SOMEONE HAS PAST FROM AND YOU SEE A BUTTER FLY THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THE BUTTER FLY REPRESENTS THAT PERSON. WHEN THIS BUTTER FLY LANDED ON ME I FELT RELEAVED THAT THERE WAS STILL A PART OF JON ON THE BEACH. SO IN MEMORY OF HIM I SAID A PRAYER. AND I ASK EVERYONE WHO READS THIS AND VISITS THIS SITE THAT YOU DO SAY A PRAYER NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION YOU ARE OR JUST TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND SIT TO REMEMBER JON!—- SORRY TO GO OFF TOPIC BUT DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER JON AT RANDOM BLOCK PARTIES PULLING OUT A SHEET OF CARDBOARD AND BREAK DANCING ? I SURE DO AND THAT MEMORY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN PLUSE MORE! I ASK EVERYONE TO PLEASE IF YOU WANT INSTEAD OF ARGUING LETS REMEMBER THAT GOOD JON DID BUT SAYING A MEMORY YOU REMEMBER!

  • There are some of us that do drugs n some of us that dont, Those of us that do its the only way to deal with the pain.Its easy for one to say stop doing them, the hard part is letting go of them.So please the next time u have a friend or loved one that has a problem dont turn them away,put downs an bad words make it hurt more,instead give them a hug tell um u love them and find out what there pain is and where its coming from.

  • Anonymous

    it is true but sometimes not even your love ones can help you have to help yourself

  • My eyes hurt

    Unless you are visually impaired please refrain from using all caps when you type. It’s very difficult to read and in internet terms is considered shouting.

  • ANONYMOUS

    THE CAPS WERE ON PURPOSE ……

  • anonymous old friend

    R.I.P. Jon it’s been a long time….. but, it still hurts. I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I will forever remember you smiling while wearing a white t-shirt hanging on the Ave.

    I Hope You Are smiling Now.

    May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. ~Irish Blessing

  • hey chrissy hang in there i know its hard but dont morne him celabrate him it will fill ur heart more.

  • Anonymous

    sammy where did you learn how to spell?

  • it was the thought that counts leave it to someone like you to make a joke of it at a time like this

  • anon

    wow…after reading all the negative hateful comments now I know why you and your kids are screwed up.

  • anon

    IF ANYTHING YA’LL SHOULD BE MAD AT THE PERSON WHO SOLD HIM THE DRUGS. VINNY JASPER SOLD HIM PCP FOR YEARS. PCP IS WHAT MADE HIM BLACK OUT AND DROWN. I WISH SO TELL POPS THAT IS WAS THIS GUY FEEDING HIS SON DRUGS FOR YEARS. HE HAD THE NERVE TO SHOW UP AT THE WAKE. PLEASE SOMEONE HAVE THIS GUY LOCKED UP HE IS POISONING OUR COMMUNITY!!! VINNY A.K.A JASPER BTS IS THE ONE TO BLAME….PPLEASE LET’S LOCK THIS GUY UP….JONATHAN REST IN PEACE

    • Anonymous

      U should b a shamed blaming one of his good friends jasper he didnt see peash 4 2 weeks peash was getting high with lil vinny weasy I no I was there get ur story rifht

      • Anonymous

        If u want to blame any 1 blame any1 u have to blame him he was his own man he got high on other stuff then pcp never seen any1 od from pcp b4 all the kids from gb smoked crack jaspers a good kid so stop blaming learn the truth 1st his friends are not to blame

  • anonymous

    Joe and Geri Piscione are decent hard working people. Jon took the wrong road and his parents did all they could to help him and it didn’t work. The pain they feel can only be imagined. To lose a child at any age is a loss you can never get over. I hope they have the strength and courage to move ahead with their lives. They have other children and grandchildren who need them and love them. The pain will never go away but hopefully it will fade. God bless you and keep you safe.

  • anonymous1

    Does anyone know what happened at the point yesterday ( thursday) there were lots of emergency vehicles at the end most of the afternoon

  • Anon

    Maybe you idiots should quit praying and try doing something useful to help in a situation like this.

  • Anonymous

    It wasn’t Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!1It was the DEVIL

  • gb girl

    no asshole Jesus didnt do anything to ur friend…if he got high an went swimming he did it to himself. Even if he just got high without the swimming its playing Russian Roulette..how many young people need to die i this neighborhood before you jerk offs wake up????

  • Anonymous

    Classy and edjumicated you is! Speshly luv da gangsta way u leeve out ledders nd stuf. Vry coolz

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