Post Reports Two Women Joggers Attacked in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Today’s New York Post reports that, on this past Monday evening at about 8:20 and 8:30 p.m. two women jogging in Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of whom gave the location as “near Pier 2″, were attacked by what may have been the same group of teenagers. One was punched in the head after saying she had no cash; the other, whose wrist was grabbed, was able to pull away and escape. She complained of being unable to find security personnel.

The Post contacted “[a] security-enforcement officer” who said “there are fewer guards stationed around the park in the fall.” The story quotes local residents saying more security is needed.

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  • Arch Stanton

    Oh really, what are YOU going to do?

  • Willow Street Watch

    Well, I just called my friend Eddie Eagle, he’s a safety instructor, to fly over the BBP and give me his recommendations. I think you’ll see some positive solutions applied soon….

  • Willow Street Watch

    Fitst of all..if anyone reading this exchange wants to really, properly understand what is occuring with the PS 8/307 situation you should FIRST stop and read a number of serious examinations of what is genuinely happening and several real world actually workable solutions for where we now are. I suggest everyone simply read:

    1) School of darkness by Bella Dodd
    2) The Deliberate Dumming Down by Charlotte Iserbyt
    3) The Exhausted School. (and many other works) by John Taylor Gatto.
    4) Everyone interested in the influences which have brought PS 8 and
    many other schools to the present conditions should simply Wikipedia
    Mr Norman Dodd and the Reece Committee 1953 (things the Casino
    crowd REALLY doesn’t want you to read….)

  • BallerBlawyer

    I concur with Slylone completely, and I have observed the same kind of generosity, order, respect, and welcoming behavior both at Tillary and Pier 2 courts. I’m a relative newbie (living here 6 years now after graduating at BLS and getting lucky with a friendly landlord) and a major basketball junkie …I’m at one of those courts every week, and have been going for years now. Urban basketball in NYC, and especially around here, is where community is strengthened and respect and joy are the overarching theme. Very grateful for these spaces.

  • fultonferryres

    You really need to retire your “Casino crowd” references. It’s gotten old.

  • Willow Street Watch

    I have, I can assure you, no such plans.

    An accurate observation sir or madam,
    never loses it’s value….

  • fultonferryres

    Okay, Mr. Smith.

  • Frown of Passion

    I learned from my contacts in the Village that WSW is an algorithm created by students of Alan Sokal. Engage WSW at your own peril. The series of words it generates are obviously nonsensical. The real question: Why was this blog selected for a Turing test?

  • Willow Street

    That’s a really wonderful comment, and it may be true…..

  • Teresa

    I don’t play basketball but I spend a lot of time in the park, and what I see reflects what Slyone & BlawyerBaller say. The coded language about “the basketball courts” that thinly disguises a level of bias troubles me, especially given its inaccuracy. People of color populate all areas of the park–the barbecue areas come to mind, along with the northernmost pier, Smorgasburg–all welcome additions towhat can be an insular neighborhood. Thank you both for saying that.

  • RJG

    Under reporting? Oh rats. What’s being under reported? Evidence? Not again?!?

    Speaking of rats…have you seen the rat traps every ten feet along Joralemon at Columbia Heights? I cringe every time I have to walk up Joralemon after my morning pass through the park. Why don’t the people around there clean things up! Disgusting!

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Anyway, my main point (originally) was that I am in favor of seeing reactions other than the predictable spectrum from “a cop on every corner to act as our neighborhood bouncers” to “let’s get rid of the basketball courts because they attract black kids from Brownsville”. This is Brooklyn, not some Floridian/Arizonan gated community. I think if we want to really address crime responsibly we should concentrate our efforts around fighting poverty at the city-wide level, not just the few whiffs of crime that fall within range of our own doorsteps. And I’m not saying both aren’t happening but nobody in this forum ever seems to talk about it on that level, it’s always just “our Park”, “Joralemon”, etc. There are neighborhoods where kids are getting killed every day over sneakers and crack money, or just for being born poor enough to live in proximity of such violence. One near-mugging in a park at night and we all go scrambling for our pearls.

    Don’t we have any say in the way the city’s systems of development, infrastructure, and education seem to keep breeding poverty and crime? Are we electing leaders who are unresponsive to the evidence of how these things perpetuate?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I’ve yet to understand what this is a reference to. A couple months ago WSW had me running to Google “Casino humor” and I ended up learning some really hilarious but somewhat raunchy jokes, which I would be happy to link to next Wednesday.

  • RJG

    The Brooklyn Heights Casino is a private organization that has a building at the corner of Montague and Hicks.

    The club also had space over at Clark and Cadman Plaza West a few years ago but I don’t know if that’s still there.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Packed full of what, wise alecks?

  • RJG

    No info here…not a member and have never known anyone who is.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Exactly what a member of a secretive club would say! Well, sir, thank you but I’m not interested. In the words of Karl Marx, or one of those post-Vaudevillian siblings, I would not join any club that would have me as a member. So, tomorrow night I shall report to the basement of the Bossert and utter the word “Fidelio” to the “construction foreman”.

  • Concerned

    Try not to confuse your password with your “safe” word… One “construction foreman” won’t let you in…the other won’t let you out.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Could you tell us more about what the Heights was like in 60s, 70s and 80s, pretty please? That never gets old (sarcasm implied). #GetWithTheTimes

  • Reggie

    I thought WSW was a more complex version of the ELIZA program written at MIT by Joseph Weizenbaum.

  • Wiilow Street Watch

    This like saying the club of Rome is only a social club or the Lucis trust is only a prayer group or even the Brook club is only a business dining group. Sure.

    No wonder they have so little respect. The average American is like a self absorbed passenger on the, well the Normandy, great but now faded beauty, the average passenger neither knows(!) or CARES(!!!) who’s in the wheelhouse steering the ship! The ship over the last few year is increasingly listing! The rate of list is accelerating!! It’s now at 20 degrees!!!! But hey, the soup and the wine is still first class. Its somewhat difficult to eat in the tilted dining room. But the band is still boffo. So who cares who’s really running the ship or that the ship capsizes at 21 degrees.

    And that “madman” on the deck shouting Danger! He’s only some crazy!…

    You all really deserve the icy waters to come

  • Brixtony

    I’m in the park and/or the surrounding area every day, day and night and have seen exactly zero incidents, although I’m not crazy about crowds and neither is my dog. You seem to be a very fearful person. Feel better.

  • Brixtony

    Wow. Guessed I missed out on the vast range of experiences you’ve endured over the last couple of decades. This is my 25th year living on Clark St and working in the area. I bet you have a lot of trouble walking down Fulton St. too.

  • Brixtony

    This “past” was many, many decades ago. It’s 2015. Get over it.

  • Brixtony

    Please get a handle on the apostrophe/contraction/possessives issue. This is really inexcusable from the members of the elite such as yourself, unless you’re really a 4th grader.

  • Greg

    Hey – be respectful to your peers or kindly excuse yourself from these conversations.

    Your conduct is inappropriate here. You are in no intellectual position to be casting stones.

  • Greg

    Now this is just melodrama and easy to dismiss.

    Come back with something substantive.

    You are seriously out of touch.

    You also completely failed to address my point.

  • Greg

    Willow Street,

    All you are contributing on this blog are personal attacks and snide remarks. How can you seriously make a comment like the above without seeing that?

    I’m really trying to hammer this point here because someone really has to do this – you are consistently insulting, dismissive, derogatory, and unnecessarily judgmental toward anyone who doesn’t hold your own particular brand of ideas.

    You also demonstrate no superior insight to anyone else on this blog, so you are in no position to even be trying to conduct yourself this way.

    The vast majority of us are decent people living in a neighborhood we care about trying to communicate and understand. Please join this civil community and stop trying to consistently bring it down.

  • CookieGuggleman

    Do you mean Joralemon and Columbia Place? I’ve seen dead rats there in the morning.

  • ClaudeScales

    I will say this for WSW: he has good taste in music. I also know who he is, but I’m not telling, though someone on this thread got it right.