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$100,000 Moved to GB to Clean Weeds

Last year, parks cleared a large patch of land across from the library to plant 2,000 plus trees. While clearing the land they discovered a berm of cement and debris. At the time, Parks promised then that they would coordinate with sanitation and just remove the debris. Months later, Parks discovered they didn’t have enough […]

Bus Shelter Destruction Burrr It’s Cold Out there.

Just in time for the windy cold days. Don’t you just love waiting in a shattered glass bus shelter with no protection from the wind?

Disgraceful Graffiti Attack on Gerritsen Beach

Overnight graffiti appeared up on homes and businesses all over New Section’s Bevy Court, Everrett and Devon Avenue’s. Graffiti has been popping up on Bus Shelters over the course of the last few weeks as well as smaller unnoticeable places. Now it seems like the perpetrator(s) went all out and cause a decent […]

Victoria’s Closed for Renovations

Like clockwork Victoria’s closedfor the first week of the new year for vacation and renovations. Word is they are getting a new counter. Can’t wait!

They should return on Monday. So don’t call!

While they are vacationing check out this video of someone enjoying Victoria’s:

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Roving Teens Target Gerritsen Ave Laundromat Daily

We have received numerous reports that our local youth have been harassing the owner White Wave Laundromat (2690 Gerritsen Ave) on Gerritsen Avenue on a daily basis. This may have been due to the recent school week off but nevertheless the laundromat seems to be a timeless target for vandals. The vandals are […]

Snowball In Hell: Pics Of Today’s Snow Mess

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Vollies Take Up EMT Backlog

The Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department has been ready to handle any Gerritsen Beach emergency since the start of the blizzard.

The FDNY and EMS response times have been completely compromised during the blizzard. Any normal type of response to Gerritsen Beach would be difficult if not impossible. The Vollies have taken up […]

Snow Blizzard of 2010!

TWO ABANDONED CARS – Canton @ Cyrus

Allan @ Celeste

Cyrus @ Noel

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Seba @ Canton

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I hope everyone is safe. Send in your pictures to info@gerritsenbeach.net or tag us on facebook.

Get your cars out of the street […]

Events: Community Tree Lighting

The St. James Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is this Saturday December 11th at 6:00pm.

Lacon Court Still a Mess

According to a follow up story from Courier Life, Lacon Court is still a mess.

Residents say the folks running the marina at Lacon Court in Gerritsen Beach are still illegally dumping fill and garbage on the filthy site — which the state ordered to be cleaned up by Nov. 6.

In fact, […]

Aster Court Gets Repaved

Without anyone asking or much warning the Department of Transportation started ripping up Aster Court today. One would think the old section would deserve a repaving.

PS 277 Does NOT have Bed Bugs!!!

PS 277 does NOT have bed bugs -PS 207 does

Courier Life mistakely put PS 277 in the headline for a story meant to be about PS 207.

They have acknowledged the error and plan on correcting it in the next issue but that might be too little to late.

Don’t […]

No Police Response Despite Massive Damage by Local Teens

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Halloween in Gerritsen Beach is always bad, but in years past the police at least attempted to show up even if it was a lacking response. This year the teens ran unchecked by police and terrorized a neighborhood all day and night.

50+ teens held their ground at Gerritsen and Florence Avenues and Seba Avenue Park for a better part of Halloween. They formed a firing line on both sides of Gerritsen Avenue. They were throwing eggs, shaving cream cans, potatoes, rocks, at anything that drove past and anyone who dared to confront them. They even started throwing eggs at people, parents with young children and strollers. One parent said “I saw them jump a delivery car with kids banging on it, eggs getting slammed into it and some ran on the car”

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Everyone was calling 911. There was not one person on Gerritsen Avenue who was not on the phone with 911, or the 61 and 63 Precincts desks. No police responded.

An older man in his late 60’s was driving along Gerritsen Avenue when his car was hit by eggs, when he exited the vehicle he was pelted by dozens of eggs, rocks were thrown, chucks of brick, and someone tossed a hammer. Parents and community members stepped in to protect this man and started to chase the kids to away.

As the Vollies were investigating a possible weed fire. Fire Chief John Czapp’s jeep was pelted and he was hit in the face with an egg. No police responded.

NO POLICE SHOWED UP TO RESPOND. Let’s let that sink in. After possibly dozens or more 911 calls over a two to three hour period NO ONE SHOWED UP.

If you thought the kids behavior was disgusting, the police behavior was incomprehensible. Everyone felt helpless as the neighborhood was terrorized by the teens

After a few hours the 61st Precinct did sent one marked car which was pelted. But as soon as it pulled up the kids ran back weeds and the patrol car left. The kids cheered in victory. The officers did not exit their vehicle nor speak with anyone. They simply left.

The 63 did send two community affairs officers who were also pelted in their unmarked car. They did exit their vehicle and pursued the teens by walking on foot to see if they can catch some of the kids. The kids being locals – immediately ran to the woodchips and exited at channel.

  • They put out of commission three buses. Shutting down the B31 line. The bus operator and bus supervisor called 911 – No response.
  • They pelted a deliveryman on a moped assaulting him – No police response.
  • In a classic hate crime approach the teens also chased two hasidic jewish men throwing rocks at them
  • They covered cars on Gerritsen Avenue with shaving cream.

GerritsenBeach.net has been covering Halloween for years now. This was by far the worst Halloween. It was not even this bad when the previous 61 Commanding Officer Captain Stella neglected the neighborhood. At least he sent marked patrol cars and supervisors down at the last minute. However Deputy Inspector Mastrokostas seems to have abandoned Gerritsen Beach letting criminals terrorize the neighborhood, leaving residents to resort to vigilante justice. Shame on them.

Editorial note:

We’ve decided to keep the orginal post “as is”. No pictures, screenshots or names will be taken down. The pictures in question were in taken in plain sight on the street, where there is no expectation of privacy no matter what the age.

Screenshots were available publicly therefore submitted to the public domain.

Comments or pictures containing names cannot be verified. Their level of involvement has not been determined or proven. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. There has been no comment by local authorities.

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Big Robs Hero’s Opens

Big Rob’s Hero’s opened this past Monday. What does every one think? Send in your pictures!

Wyld Chyld to Expand Next Door

Wyld Child is planning on expanding to Big Al’s Barber Shop sometime around December. They plan on turning the building into a lounge that will show music and comedy shows, as well as sell t shirts and skateboards.