Gerritsen Beach

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    T.G.I. Friday's Among Those Charged With Dumping Waste and Raw Sewage in Brooklyn Waterways

    Because untreated grease gives us all something to smile about!​Here's yet another reason we find ourselves weary of the continuing existence of T.G.I. Friday's.

  • News

    January 26, 2010

    I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best

    18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    SkyWatch Anti-Crime Tower Goes Up on Canal Street

    We've seen SkyWatch -- those E-Z-assembly conning towers NYPD erects to get an overview of troubled neighborhoods -- in many parts of Brooklyn, including Dumbo, Prospect Heights, and Gerritsen Beach. They usually go up when and where crime is perceived to be a bigger problem than usual. Today NYC th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Passover's coming, so here's a Pesach Rap by a "world-renowned food chemist and canola expert." Nice crib! "Despite Bleak Economic News, 2008 Was a Positive Year for Beverage Alcohol Sales and Consumption," press-releases the Beverage Information Group. Our colleague John DeSio says, "They missed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Trouble in Gerritsen Beach: Rising Crime, Lousy Punk Kids

    We're accustomed to think of Brooklyn's Gerritsen Beach as a little urban oasis with charming small-town amusements and a strong sense of community. They even have little farms, or at least people with exotic taste in pets. Yet has recently reported a series of alarming developme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Brooklyn Neighbors to Compile List of Stoners for Cops

    They do things old school in Gerritsen Beach. went to their regular property owners meeting and discussed with neighbors and cops the surprisingly vital marijuana scene in Seba Avenue Park. The cops reported 16 summonses written for open container and weed in one month. The locals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Despite Years of Coverage, IDT Scams Intensify in Brooklyn

    A number of local bloggers have been reporting on IDT Energy reps whose sales tactics aren't very consumer-friendly. Consumerist has made a mission of following the reps' antics ever since detailing an IDT senior citizen shakedown in August of 2006. In May Consumerist advised that "IDT Energy sales ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Closing Bell

    Fire at Steiner Studios building at Brooklyn Navy Yard -- hot by noon, out by 2. East Village developer/ despoiler Ben Shaoul harasses tenants out of his buildings with bizarre, off-hours construction, reports E.V. Grieve and Curbed. The preemie delivered by Caesarian after his traffic-agent moth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Elmo Takes Gold in the Gerritsen Games

    Courtesy of, this is a video of a guy in an Elmo suit dancing for children to Michael Jackson's "Beat It." It was part of the neighborhood's Gerritsen Games. Check Elmo eating the ice cream around 2:30. Lulz. Gerritsen Beach, you should note for future reference, is in Broo ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    September 30, 2003