A Park Uprooted and Destroyed

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Vandals rip up almost a hundred trees back weeds.

This past weekend the Gerritsen Beach ball fields dugout and newly planted trees have been destroyed. Vandals ripped up and tossed around more than a hundred trees. They also severely damaged the dugout bending fence poles completely out of shape.

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For those keeping track, they did not last 30 days.

The specific area of the back weeds , formally known as woodchips, behind PS 277, is now part of the nyc million tree program. The parks department and hundreds of volunteers planted these trees no more than 30 days ago. As soon as you walk back there went you will see more than a hundred trees ripped up and tossed around. Worse yet, sitting right in the middle of all of these trees is a mural with a Gerritsen Beach little league golf outing t shirt flapping around on top of it.

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Some of the problem is the area itself the fields are very dark at night which and the dugout is not visible on a good night.The dugout is behind trees on Channel Avenue and the street lights don’t reach back there. The tree area behind the school suffers the same issues and would be almost impossible to see at night as it is uphill and behind containers.

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I guess they didn't see the sign. Clean Up or You're Out!

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110 comments to A Park Uprooted and Destroyed

  • chris

    Just Lovely Then They Went to Know Why We have nothing Nice!!!!! They Should be Hung By A Tree!!! But I Know They will all Say “It Wasn’t Mine!!!” SAD Really Sad!!! When are people Gonna Take some Responsibility For Their Actions!!!! We Should Find out who did and Let them Clean Down By The Point It Looks Like A Ghetto Down There with all The Trash!!!!

    • open your eyes

      Kids go down to the point and clean the shoreline all the time. they also record all the refuse they clean up. they don’t do it because they were caught doing something wrong, they do it because they care.Unlike those selfish hipsters that came down here with their boats made of garbage and left it for us to clean up. For every negative story about Gerritsen beach’s kids I’ll give you one thats positive and i guarentee you that no one will find that entertaining . a couple of weeks after Halloween kids were throwing things at the liquer store on the Ave. two kids from our community were the ones who called the police on their cell phones because their tired of being lumped in with the ones who are doing this shit. They hear comments from adults on the on the buses and in the stores for just for being in the same age group. If you think this is false read the comments .All kids are painted with the same brush. They did not recognize any of the kids involved as being from the neighborhood.

  • mike

    Seriously folks a neighborhood watch needs to be established. We rant and rave about asking parents to step up and be mindful of their children but its falling on deaf ears. We may not be the best neighborhood in Brooklyn but I think we are a hell of alot better then most of them. The saddest part is these kids are doing it to their own area. These kids don’t care about the police or residents. I have personally caught them destroying property and my comments to them were just repeated back in a mocking voice. Perhaps if we identify the youths and send the parents a repair bill they may be more inclined to keep tabs on them. The police wont do much for vandalism they have bigger fish to fry. But something needs to be done. I think we need to organize as a community and come up with a solution. Throwing it all on the police gets us nowhere and its unrealistic. They can’t spend all day babysitting our kids. If anyone has some suggestions I’m sure alot of us would like to hear them

    • Anonymous

      Mike, I agree with everthing you say. When I was a kid and was caught doing something wrong by a neighbor, I was grabbed by the collar and taken to my parents.
      Unfortunately, if you did that today you would either get beaten or have charges brought up against you. I say keep your video camera’s on hand and try to get the best video you can and send it to the police , the news and their parents! This has to stop NOW!

  • Irish Kevin

    Mike,Our Kids please speak for yourself.My kids when growing up had respect for others property, I made it a point to emphasize that to them.Sadly we have too many people in the Beach with Trailer Trash upbringing.Know what they say the fruit does not fall far from the tree.To have to Patrol our own neighbor hood to protect it from our own residents is ridiculous. In the projects they throw their trash out of the window rather than walk a few steps and deposit it in the trash chute. Looks like we have the same problem here,the Parents need to take control of their own children.Somehow I don’t think that is going to happen anytime soon.I wish I had an answer.

  • Jo

    Look what happened to Danny the last time he “identified the youths”. I agree, let’s be out there with our cameras and start posting who they are! Enough!!!

  • TCB

    Uhhh, what’s the point of doing that? Seriously. Does someone gain street cred from ripping trees from the ground? Or maybe they’re so obsessed with their new Kindle Fire that the thought of trees possibly becoming books in the future angers them. Either way, it’s nice to see them move on from the bus shelters! Yea! F*** trees and oxygen!

  • not-a-lifer

    How SAD! Alot of time & money was put into making a “greener” community for our next Generation. Only to have it destroyed. Someone has alot of time on their hands and not a whole lot of heart to do something like this. I’m not going to pass blame. Just going to say how poud I am and honored to have the children I have. I love my home and am trying to love my “new” neighborhood. Finding it difficult and heartbreaking. Again….how sad :(

    • Irish Kevin

      Looks like you are starting to realize that you moved to a White Getto.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t fret about the loss of a greener community, the trees weren’t staying there, they were just temporarily stuck in the ground until they would be permanantly planted elsewhere, that’s why they are planted so close together. Why didn’t anyone care about the waste when last spring the city did the same thing and all the trees died on their own due to a lack of water? And please don’t waste your time saying that I am defending the actions of the kids, I certainly am not.

  • Kelly D

    Looks like White Trash will always be White Trash,You people know who you are now don’t you.

  • Marina & Rem

    Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

  • i don't know , do you?

    Once again lets put all the blame on the Beach kids without knowing the facts or who did it ?

    • Anonymous

      Are you kidding? or just that naive! Must be your kids. This must be the only neighborhood that has outsiders come in to destroy public and private property! Grow up! This is the work of “GBG”. No matter what you do here they want to tear it down. It doesn’t matter what you try to do, they will tear it down. You all know who these kids are! I say round them all up and make them replant every tree one by one and then tie them to the tree’s and have target practice!

      • Anonymous

        no its not my kids, but if your so sure of who it is then say so & stop pointing fingers.

      • open your eyes

        Are you kidding ? are you that naive ? Outsiders come into the Beach all the time to commit crimes like car theft, robbery, muggings and murder. Do you forget the elderly man killed on the point fishing by two punks looking for kicks ? Why is this neighborhood so quick to condemn their own without knowing the facts ? In Midwood last week cars were burned , I did’nt hear anyone from Midwood saying it has to be our own kids ? The jury is still out ?

        • Anonymous

          Again, must be your kids. The topic here is destroying public property, and you know it’s the kids in the neighborhood. Probably your kid is involved. Car theft, robbery, mugging’s and murder happen everywhere. The percentage here is .001% compared to other area’s in New York. So grow up and grow some balls (if a man) or tits (if a woman).

          • Anonymous

            again ,its not my kids and I have balls already. I don’t need to grow any. What you need to is face facts. The fact is you don’t know who did it or you would say so. Do you think your statemaents would stand up in court ? People are’nt guilty because YOU think they are. So blow it out your ass you blowhard.

          • Anonymous

            People have a right to voice their opinions just like you do you nasty bastard. Just because he has adifferent take on this story than you do doe’snt give you the rightto hurl false accusations at this persons children and to to tell him to grow balls. He’s just giving his opinion on the facts as we know them & as of now nobody knows who did it. I understand your frustration & anger but who are you to talk to people this way just because your not hearing what you want to hear? Maybe YOU should be the one to grow up ! Your as disrespectful as the kids.

          • anonymous

            I don’t know ,Do you ?
            I do agree with you. How do we know it is not some adult who is a crazy getting away with it knowing that most of you will blame the kids in the neighborhood. That person may just be posting on this website for all we know.
            I still want to know how the fences got bent like that.
            Was someone able to get a car or other vehicle up there to do that damage? How many of the kids that hang around in the beach old enough to drive… If they were old enough I don’t think they would be hanging around here pulling out trees.

  • bagels

    You’ve reported on a lot of crap through the years but this time it just seems extra vicious and mean spirited. I don’t who, teen or adult, would be capable of this but the pictures are evidence of someone who is mentally disturbed.

  • anonymous

    I am wondering is it kids or some sicko adult… just seems weird to think of doing something like that.

    • Duck

      that damage to the dugout fences wasn’t done by just kids hanging out. Those poles are strong and are usually anchored in pretty good. Look at the pictures, blow them up a little, you’ll see track marks, someone had some type of vehicle and pulled those poles and fences, not something the usual little rug rats from down here do, besides it did take a bit of effort and we all know the kids down here don’t put an effort into anything

      • annonymous

        Most of the delinquents who have done this have quads and trucks and are more than capable…humm maybe the same idiots that race the avenue or the soccerfields while a game is going on, or buzz the baseball fields while kids are playing. See no one cares enough that is why PD has to be down here and put these people away cause the parents dont care like originally stated when you post a picture they still deny it, when you bring them home the parents argue with you.

  • anonymous1

    HOW would someone bend those poles like that???

  • Mat van Guilder

    a temper tantrum as a repayment for being controlled on Halloween?

  • jjust one click

    there is only one click of kids who hang out there,,hanging out is what they do,,,nothing else,,,,they will be there fiday night,,,someone needs to use a night vision camera and film what there doing,,,put it online for everybody to see,,,at first they will be all smiles,,,but not for long

  • Pete

    What a waste of city money to plant all those trees. The
    funds could have been better utilized by bringing back
    the overnight B31 bus service so that those of us who
    work nights can get home from the train station.

    • Anonymous

      The city does not run the MTA ,the state does. MTA is a state run agency

    • Anonymous

      Yeah that’s right….we lost overnight bus service because the Parks dept. planted trees…OK.. I’ve got a better idea. Start kicking up a fuss with our elected representives about why is this the only area with no overnight bus service. Over areas that had lines eliminated have alternate means of tranportation. They either have train lines that run nearby or other bus routes. We have nothing. If the TA was to eliminate the B2 our good friends in marine Park & Mill Basin can still take the B100 or B3, WE HAVE NOTHING. Why do we let them get away with this ? Ave .U to the point is a good walk even for a young person in good shape.

      • Anonymous

        Your 100% right but the problem is that there are only a handfull of people that need the overnight service and you aren’t screaming loud enough. And the shame of it is that if people aren’t directly affected by something they remain silent. If you started a petition I’ll sign it.

  • chris

    They Should Use The Money And The Kids To Clean The Weeds by the Point. Since The Parks Department Took it Back it Looks Like a Dump!!! I Think when these kids are caught they should be made to clean it to make up for what they Did to the field and the Trees!!!!

  • Kelly D

    It certainly appears that many of you people think that People like Michelle who call it like it is should move.Tell you what,If people who believe that destroying property acting in an uncivilized manner is OK (Judging from the amount of dislikes on posts who agreed with her) That would leave all you people to deal with each other, like in a Wasteland Movie. Maybe we should put up a fence around the Beach like some have suggested in the past.Not to keep people out,But to keep the Trash in.! I for one of many am disgusted that I live in a neighborhood where people act worse than Animals,And am not proud of it anymore.

  • J Because

    I remember, every September at the GBPOA meeting there would be a different group of people notifying the members and the elected board of the problems encountered by young people that congregated in there part of the neighborhood during the summer. Most times the stories related the havoc they endured.
    Every few years it would be different people and a different part of the neighborhood, but the stories were getting worse. I did not hear of any concrete solutions and eventualy the fervor of the people wore down with the absense of the young people during colder weather. Until the next summer.
    The one underlying comment I frequently heard was that there are organized programs for the younger ages but lacking at the teenage level. I believe, because I was involved in programs for kids for years, that they want to be involved and be proud of themselves and their surroundings if given opportunities for them to evolve with.

  • Beachwalker

    I agree with you and also think that alot of the problem is due to the vicious, hateful posts by people like’Irish Kevin’ the a*****e and Kelly the twit. These kids read the crap they write about them and being kids this is their way of lashing out at it. Kind of ‘let’s give ‘em something to talk about.’ They feel no connection to the neighborhood and think that everyone hates them no matter what. This was done by a very small representation of our youth and yet ALL of them will be slammed for it. Irish Kevin and Kelly are in their glory right now because having missed out on the opportunity to rip apart the neighborhood for Halloween (although they did their best despite the fact that nothing happened) now can spend hours spewing their venom in regard to this disgusting vandalism. And it is disgusting, I make no excuses for the kids that did this, it’s crimminal to be sure. But please stop ripping the whole place apart because of the actions of a small minority of kids. Kids who are obviously bored and frustrated. And kids that I’m sure are sick of seeing the awful things that people say about them regardless of what they do. Funny, on the rare times that Danny posts anything positive that the kids here take part in (though he largely ignores those events) you never see anyone, least of all Irish Kevin or Kelly, say “wow, that’s great kids!” “Thanks for taking part in the cleanup” etc. etc. Why has he NEVER posted any Little League/Pony League pics or stats? Why not post about star players or the kids who win scholarships? Again, I am NOT defending the kids who took part in this mindless destruction, I am defending those that did not and trying to remind the adults here that children have feelings too, and that it isn’t easy growing up. Of course J Because is right, that kids want to be involved and proud of themselves and lacking that opportunity will fill the void and do stupid and impulsive things. And before K & K do their usual (yawn) and accuse me of being a parent to these kids, I’ll say that I couldn’t be prouder of my grown, college educated kids.

    • Irish Kevin

      Get over it Walker,Does the truth really hurt that much ? So now I am fueling the fire Really. If that is all it takes the world is in a sad state of affairs. Or is it just an excuse for these so called Kids to act in a barbaric manner ?. I am shocked you have not included Michelle in your rant and excuses(Bored and Frustrated) Now Really .But than again ,could she be correct in her post?

      • Anonymous

        Question for Irish Kevin & Kelly : have either of you ever donated your time to this community ? Coaching , Clean-ups, fundraises etc…etc…????? just wondering

        • Kelly D

          Many times,Your point ?

        • Irish Kevin

          Are you kidding ? I have not only donated Time and Money,but also have Repaired Homes in the area when I had my contracting business for people who could not afford to pay for the repairs.!! Now if you had a Name I would ask you the same question. And what might your point be ?

          • Anonymous

            Oh yeah, Like calling yourself IRISH KEVIN really narrows down who you are ! Not to many Irish kevin’s around………………NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!thanks for all your help to our needy neighbors, so why constantly bash them ?

    • GerritsenBeach.net

      I would love to do what the Gerritsen Gazette used to do by posting the Little League stats and pictures. However, do you realize the enormous amount of work and upkeep that would take? The ideal situation would be someone who is involved in the league already that would keep up with the stats. Maybe some parents and I should take an umpire class and get cracking.

    • Kelly D

      Tell you what Beachwalker..Take a ride to these areas at night and see as you put it what a small percentage of kids there are Hanging out in the area. I drive by at night on my way home and believe me sometimes there are 20+.What do you think their parents do not know they are there ? I bet they certainly do,if so what might you suggest to direct these kids on the correct path ? BTW my adult children graduated Universities as well.Your point was? NOW on the Bright side; What’s on your gratitude list this Thanksgiving?
      My top 3 are:
      1. Better health than last year
      2. My dog.
      3. Family & friends
      _________________
      “Practice presence — embrace the place where life happens.”

    • J Because

      I appreciate that Beachwalker saw something positive in my blogette. I did not however, imply that the lack of any organized programs will lead to mischeavous behavior as a result. I am suggesting that organizing programs are a deterrent for that behavior and can create more in good will than in pointing out that a problem exists.

    • Judge Wapner

      “……remind the adults that children have feelings too”??? Beachwalker, you are pretty far removed from reality, huh? Wake up and realize the there is a major problem in this neighborhood. Blaming the people who are being honest about it is insane. If you put half the passion of your long winded comments into catching these criminals instead of indicting people voicing their opinions, maybe you would make a difference. But we wouldn’t wanna hurt anyone’s feelings now, would we? Did you see the damage done up there with our own eyes???

      • Kelly D

        Far removed is an understatement !! What do you expect from someone who wanders around the Beach aimlessly,Best part of it is She thinks I don’t know who she is LOL. As for Spewing Venom she is the second one who found a few new words. The Truth is the Truth if she is one of those Not my Child people so be it,As it goes ignorance is Bliss.

    • Anonymous

      Walker, in all fairness Irish Kevin is a well-meaning a*****e

    • Kelly D

      BTW Walker this sounds like your problem,Denial is one of the most common defense mechanisms that we all use, pretending that an uncomfortable thing did not happen.Denial is the refusal to acknowledge the existence or severity of unpleasant external realities or internal thoughts and feelings. …Time for you to wake up and see what is really going on.

  • Shea Holmes

    Same Old ! BTW Anon we are in the Beach,will be stopping by to see other neighbors. Who knows maybe we will run into each other ??

  • Anonymous

    Seems like every generation of teens gets progressively worse. Back in the stone age called the 70′s my friends and I would hang out in the park at night. Sure, we drank and smoked our pot, but we alway’s threw the empty cans and bottles in the trash can and we never bothered anyone walking their dog or just walking by. These days they curse you at the very least, leave garbage everywhere and destroy public and private property. I hope most of them are still here in the beach 20 to 25 years from now. It’s going to be fun seeing the grief on their faces when their generation of kids are out of control and they have to deal with them.

    • anonymous

      I remember the Park in the 70,s and it was a horror! Broken bottles everyplace, drugs being sold, I used to watch the car service cars stop and people jump out to buy drugs and than leave. The drugs were hidden in the trash cans and the police used to drive right into the park and arrest them.
      Fires in the back of the school, my grill was even stolen and ended up back there along with a couple of chairs from my yard. to be used at the party’s.
      That is what the 277 park was in the 70″s I know because I lived across the street. Terrible some of the house even had there front windows broken.. People forget how bad it was back than

    • Anonymous

      How dare you talk about your lawless past & try to lessen the severity of your crimes by bashing todays youth. When you purchased your POT you contributed to the crime in the streets in other areas. your money went to support more serious more criminal activities & the purchase of guns.Just because you did’nt see it does’nt mean it did’nt happen. Where did you think your money was going ?

      • Anonymous

        You must be lying because according to Mr. high & mighty stone throwing POTHEAD, nobody bothered anybody and all cans and bottles were put in litter baskets

  • stevie

    you people don’t care anymore and some of you knows who’s doing this to are community i like living down here im going to attend the home owners metting and give my idea to stop this thing down here . we need to know what are kids are doing when we are not around im not saying kids shouldn’t play im saying let not reck are community . does anybody see what going on at skate park at night go down there and see for your self you might see your kids hanging out there at night doing the wrong thing

  • Tascha

    This is tragic and disgusting. It truly breaks my heart to see this done.

    All the work that went into planting those trees… all the money that went onto buying those trees. I would not be shocked to learn that Fiddler no longer invested in our neighborhood. Why should he? He gets the money and manpower for these projects and then they are destroyed right afterwards.

    Maybe if we get our youth to volunteer to build up the neighborhood, they would be more invested in maintaining it. If they had spent hours working with others to plant those trees, they would be less likely to destroy it and be more likely pressure their peers AGAINST destroying it.

  • Anonymous

    Not one of you can put up a name of who did it. But you will keep blaming the beach kids. If you don’t know you should’nt point fingers. All you do is unfairly brand the good kids that live in the beach….. Oh by the way…. there are good kids living in the beach thast donate their time to their church & community but you would never know it from here or read a comment about it.

  • former resident

    What little scumbags. These kids have nothing better to do than to destroy their own environment.
    I agree with having a neighborhood watch group, but they can’t police everywhere.
    Seeing this just pisses me off. What more can I say.

  • anonymous

    You never see much positive posting here..The simple fact is as the saying goes “Dog bites man “is not news “Man bites dog”. Now that’s news.We should recognize more of our children’s accomplishments and hold them up as models.Like the Eagle Scout story some time back.

  • open your eyes

    So far 44 comments on this story with more to come…………………..Halloween 2010…1,071 comments…………..Please stop throwing rocks at bus shelters…126 comments……………..eagle scouts make improvements to PS277…27comments………….kids hold open mic night at Kiddie Beach which was a fundraising sucess the previous year…0 comments…….Kids clean & garden section of Ave. in memory of Olga Marshall….5 comments…. Kids hold band night at Resurrection which raised money for their parish…0 comments( this story was’nt newsworthy)

  • Anonymous

    To constantly critisize the bad and ignore the good is unfair and detrimental to our community

  • Nonny

    Well, if you want more positive stories, you have to comment on the positive stories. Looks like positive stories aren’t very interesting to the people who read this blog since few people comment.

  • anon

    I can’t move from this stinkin beach with you beach rats because no one in their right mind will buy my house. I lowered the price as much as I could…….

  • annon

    Saw the kids gathering by Derek’s Deli that afternoon. Each one had a knapsack weighted down with something. Could have been booze, could have been rocks that were thrown through the Liquor Store and Laundrymats windows. AGAIN. Guess what guys, same kids as the Halloween Bullshit on the Ave. Parents, why do you let your kids go across the street and “Hang Out” in the weeds? I was looking at them again on the Ave today, by the Bagel STore. All looking for trouble, no doubt about it. All who don’t play sports at all, have no other hobbies, some I remember hearing were kicked off their teams, not surprising is it. Parents, and yes it is our neighborhood children, do you know where your kid goes? How about following them? If you have a teenage boy, or possibly even pre-teen, ask yourself do you really know where they go? Try following them, you might be surprised.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, get a life! Just curious, where did you hang out as a teen? Did you have a large group of friends?

    • anonymous

      OH Are you saying that only good kids play sports and if they don’t they must be bad kids…. Get a life!

    • OPEN YOUR EYES

      You saw kids by Derek’s Deli with backpacks….and you see kids by the bagel store…. They were obviously looking for trouble……. Question # 1: were they doing anything wrong or is it you just get very annoyed with young people ? you don’t state that you witnessed anyb wrong doing. Question #2: Why do you feel young people don’t have a right to be on the Ave.anymore than you do ? You were on the Ave. too, maybe you pulled the trees out ! it’s an equally logical assumtion according to your suspitions. Question # 3: I see kids with backpacks everyday, as well as adults. Does’nt everybody ? What’s your point ??????????????

  • anonymous

    Now with the winter coming sew a tracking device into your child’s winter coat..Like the kind they are selling for locating lost animals. Then you can track them on line or on the web phone app’s. This will leave no doubt as to where your kids go..I know it sounds drastic but it might work.

  • JT

    What a waste of time, money and energy? For the volunteers/workers who originally planted these trees and for the vandals, who had absolutely no reason to do that other than boredom. The neighborhood needs an overhaul. I don’t know how. But something needs to give. Our youth seems to have no respect for the area which we live. They don’t seem to realize that every vandalous action they take has repercussions. It may not affect them directly, but it certainly affects their homeowner parents and neighbors. Somehow, we need to teach them to respect their immediate surroundings.

  • la la la

    the honey bees are right

  • Anonymous

    BEST THING TO DO IS UP AND LEAVE. CAN’T DEAL WITH SUCH A TERRIBLE NEIGHBORHOOD. WE WORK HARD AND IT ALWAYS ENDS UP LIKE SH*T. NO RESPECT AT ALL.

  • Irish Kevin

    Looks like you have the Best Solution to the Urban Blight.But what would I know,many seem to think I am an As—-e for speaking the truth. Quite Funny!!!! So We deny the Truth, because, sometimes we can’t always except what people have to say to us, (what they say we sometime find certain things hard to believe), and it may be the Truth, and Truth to most of us most of the Time hurts, and may also be afraid of the consequences, (What ever they may be ! )

  • Anonymous

    Try explaining this to a 9 yr old who was one of the volunteers from 277 who helped plant these trees..it wasn’t pleasant : (

  • Open your eyes

    Thank you for proving my point… When a nine yr. old kid gives up his Saturday to do something positive where are all the comments.Whats worse is he will be branded a vandal & a troublemaker because of where he lives. It is not fair to the kids of the Beach to blame them for everything that happens without knowing the facts. The kids got out of line on Halloween a year ago . That does’nt mean their responsible for everything else. All everybody does is BASH BASH BASH and all you have are assumptions……To the 9 yr’ old who planted trees, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Anonymous

    I think it was Hasid kids that use the ballfields that did it.Does’nt that sound absurd ? but you know what ? I have just as much proof that you commentators do that it was beach kids…………….. NONE !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    really, everyone needs to stop lumping all of us kids together. i know exactly who did this and who does all the other crap that goes on in this neighborhood. i dislike every one of them. they take every opportunity to disrespect you. i can’t even walk through the streets of my own neighborhood in the winter without having to worry about being pelted with ice, or eggs on the avenue for that matter. i can tell you that not every kid in this neighborhood is bad, not by a long shot.

  • Anonymous

    and to the “annon” up there that mentioned dereks deli and the halloween thing that went on last year…well finally someone put 2 and 2 together. SAME KIDS! at least for the most part.

  • Anonymous

    IRISH KEVIN & KELLY THE TWIT don’t even live here. They just sit around & write nasty comments because their jealous they don’t live here. they don’t have a life.Kevin has been on a bender ever since he ran his contracting business into the ground because of his drinking problem. Typically, he gets very bent out of shape when anyone challengers him on his cyberbulling name calling comments. Kelly needs to stay off the computer and do something constructive. Doing scratch-offs and name calling and talking about other people is’nt a job Kelly.Maybe the two of you could hook up, you proberly have alot in common like being miserable people with broken blood vessels in your nose.

    • Kelly D

      You happen to be wrong on both assertions. If you had any courage you would post a name,Coward would fit real nice.I do live here and so does my brother.As far as Kevin goes I believe he still owns a House or two in the Beach.Now what you need to do is fabricate a new fictional story. It seems to me you are either Blind or just plain ignorant if you do not see the negative impact all of this is having on a once nice neighborhood. Todays headlines,WPIX and Liquor store heist.I suppose you would like to blame one of us for that..You are the one who needs to open your eyes and wake up. Calling names is really quite childish.

    • Beachwalker

      Wow Anonymous, I’m amazed. It looks like I hit the nail on the head without actually knowing them like you do. lol, I’ll let you borrow the ‘Kelly the twit’ name in all your posts. Feel free to use the Irish Kevin a*****e too! Kelly, the biggest negative impact we have here is YOU. I don’t know where you get this ‘once nice neighborhood’ crap. GB has always had a reputation going back way before the building of the houses in the 20′s. Historically, this neighborhood was built on bootlegging, racetracks etc. A proud connection to Plumb Island and the independent people who lived there. Each decade that I have personnal knowledge of, from the 40′s to now has had it’s own crazy fun and problems. Triumph and tragedy. It has always been full of spirited, interesting, eccentric people who were free to be them selves without the likes of you dictating to them. We will get thru our present troublemakers and go on just fine.

      • Irish Kevin

        Keep Dreaming and wandering around aimlessly Go down and talk to Yuri at the Liquor store and see if he shares your vigor. It is good to see you have an supporter considering the number of so called negative posts outnumber the
        positive ones. We can all bury our heads in the Sand and maybe according to you this will all go away. I am just posting the Truth. The once nice neighborhood crap as you put it sounds like you never believe it was nice. Enjoy your new found friend(without a Name) Keep walking it promotes good health physical that is. BTW this Anon has no Idea who I am. Knowing them like you do,Keep Dreaming.

      • Kelly D

        Just one Question Beachwalker.How far advanced is your Dementia?. Opps: I meant two are you on Medication? Personal knowledge from the 40s WOW how old are you ? sorry that was three.

  • "Marty" McFly

    I Love it,all you Fools are fighting with each other,this is Funny.This is a case of Stupid is as stupid does.Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.

  • Anonymous

    Seems Kelly & Irish Kevin can’t take it when the negative comments & name calling are directed at them. I seem to recall it was you two who call residents of the beach animals & white trash. Kelly after your done watching Maury & Jerry Springer & your done with your scratch-offs, Maybe you could invite that hard core unemployerble loser Irish Kevin to dump some flour on you so he can find the wet spot.

    • Kelly D

      If you had Kevins Property and Assets you would be able to move to an upscale area.. For the mean while feel free to dual with me verbally,I could use a good laugh.BTW do you have a name or are you just another coward behind the keyboard.LOL

  • annonymous

    Funny that if Kevin has Kevin’s ‘property and assets’ that he puts up with what he calls ‘urban blight’ (lol) and doesn’t move to an ‘upscale area’ himself.

  • Anonymous

    Kelly, is D your last name.

  • Anonymous

    Shanty Irish Kevin moved away because he was so well liked

    • Irish Kevin

      Well here goes anonymous with more pipe dreams. Actually to get out of the Cold and Cash out while there was some equity left.Was not lucky enough to sell everything.Now Shanty Irish WOW you are resorting to Name calling not even knowing who you are talking to. That is the sign or real Intellect LOL.

    • "Marty" McFly

      Funny Funny,The Idiots are still fighting, The Idiot Test : Even if you’re an idiot, don’t worry because you can try as many times as you want. The question is, are you even average? …

  • Anonymous

    IRISH KEVIN , like or dislike ?

  • Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown,

    Anonymous ,like or dislike ? LOL

  • Another Anonymous

    Let these people trash themselves and their neighborhood – let their property values fail – let them all live like the worst brownsville 1970′s neighborhood – let it happen. It’s what they all deserve… No one likes the punks from gerritsen wonderland…

  • Anonymous

    We have a great neighborhood and your just jealous. Get off our website and mind your own business, jerk.

    • Old Geezer

      Our Website ? are you kidding.This guy only expessed his opinion and you tell him to get of this site.I think you are the real Jerk that’s with a capital “J”.

  • Irish Kevin

    Beacher, I lived here most of my Life and yes Michelle is Right, People like you refusing to accept the fact some of your Neighbors are the Lowest class White Trash you will ever meet,And their kids being worse than Animals as well.
    Quote this article;(Some of the problem is the area itself the fields are very dark at night which and the dugout is not visible on a good night.The dugout is behind trees on Channel Ave). This is not the problem, the problem is Low class people with no respect for anything. So take you MOVE ! Comment and feed it to the other Village Idiots.

  • Anonymous

    why did you leave your old neighborhood ?

  • the honey "bees"

    So why did you move here in the first place?If you hate it so much you should leave!Gerritsen beach is a wonderful child friendly place and all you do is bash it!You are a disgrace and most of gerritsen beach has had enough of you!!!!

  • Anonymous

    If you find it so disgusting why don’t you leave?

  • anon

    Where did you move from? Move back if it was better. I am sure it was not.

  • Anonymous

    You must not leave your house and get around to much. I see wonderful residents of Gerritsen Beach everyday.You say this neighborhood is disgusting comparred to where Ms. Buchman ?

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