how many more food places are going to open up on franklin ave with a liquor license enough ready!!! can we get some diversity on the ave. the other night 4 drunk as a skunk young people passed by my building which has cameras and took my pumpkin that was prominently placed at the entrance of my property they mashed it on the sidewalk i opened my window scared the hell out of them with a few choiced words they admitted to me that they were completely inebrated. this is now becoming a quality of life issue. of course i had to clean up the mess they left behind as they staggered and wobbled towards bedford ave and saint johns place
enough liquor licenses
The new vet clinic won't give you more drunken youth. Most of the other store fronts are taken up so there can't be that many more. When you gave them a piece of your mind you should have insisted they carry the smashed pumpkin to the garbage. How about putting pictures of them up in the neighborhood and maybe you can embarrass them when they're sober and possibly teach them there are consequences to acting like drunken asses.
It's a little rich complaining about the quality of life though. It's not as though before these drunken youth and their many bars the area was full of green meadows and picket fences. Maybe the part of NYC I grew up in was a lot hairier than yours but I'm pretty impressed your pumpkin lasted as long as it did.
This is chloeroyal's response that accidently ended up in another thread.
Back to the liquor license this business about me sounding rich I must correct u on that I'm one of 47% that built this community my family has been here since 1957 when people were of another persuasion they lived thur the white flight and my family and i has endured gunshots murder and other criminality that was regularly perform on Franklin ave so please don't tell me about crown heights and how it use to be because I know!! I was present and accounted for it's about time I can finally reap the intrest off the commercial investment that my hard working mother made it only took 56 yrs for the investment to reach maturity and a couple million in real estate taxes that we religiously paid to the govt !
White people problems!
Chleoroyel - RIGHT ON!
White people problems!
I won't say white folks problems, but I will say, if this is what you have to complain about you have it GOOD.
I hate to say this, even when totally drunk, those college kids, don't do the same amount of community damage that drug peddlers/users/gangs do.
just contrast and compare:
Quality of life:
2) throw up/piss
3)loud music AND yelling
6)no deliveries (mugging fears)
6) prostitution (to score drugs)
9)homelessness (addicts loitering who are now homeless)
10) gang tags/graffiti
11)theft (car theft break ins)
12)no stores (for fears of armed robbery or loitering)
13)physical/psychological intimidation (of those who complain) versus what happened to you.
You can scare off those drunk kids and even sometimes have a conversation with them. Just try going to the police to report a "well respected/feared" drug peddler. The phrase "snitches get stitches" comes to mind.a teaspoon of kisses and a drop of glee
I can empathize with chloeroyale not wanting more bars in her neighbourhood, but realistically, the only way a restaurant/cafe is going to be able to pay the rent in any of the tiny stores in this part of New York City is by selling liquor. The increasing number of bars and cafes is a direct result of this neighborhood becoming a more popular place to live for middle class families and students.
For what it's worth, I wasn't saying you, chloeroyale were rich, just that the complaint was. Granted, I realize it's not in common rotation anymore, but in this case I was using the phrase "that's rich" to indicate the argument was a little excessive considering the fact that drunk youth are a symptom of the fact that the neighborhood has become so safe. Annoying, yes, but indicative of other, much more positive changes. So complaining of a symptom of good change seemed excessive, therefore "rich". I made no assumptions as to your monetary wealth.
I also was not trying to tell you how it was in CH. I was amazed your pumpkin lasted so long. Putting pumpkins out and expecting them to stay alive seems such a rural thing. Heck, even in the suburbs you can expect kids to come by and kill them. That's it. No aggression here. As I said, maybe the part of NYC I grew up in was different. It was a genuine thought. Historically speaking in CH, have you been able to put out items that could be expected to stay alive?
Jonathon Green, Slang lexicographer. Author: Green's ... (more)
Rich, in this sense means highly entertaining or amusing; preposterous or outrageous; although less common today it was often found in the phrase 'a bit rich' or the ironic comment 'that's rich!' to express ironic amusement or indignation at something. The root sense is one of rich as meaning plentiful or abundant.
"Putting pumpkins out and expecting them to stay alive seems such a rural thing."
In my experience, this is inaccurate. People living in the country love to smash pumpkins and consider it a premium form of entertainment throughout October and early November. Just as, for example, Trinidadians and Guyanese have brought the tradition of roti to Brooklyn, so have rural white kids carried their traditions to our venerable borough.
It's hard to blame anyone for smashing pumpkins. That said, I was surprised to see our two survived, as did some Halloween ornaments that would definitely have gotten stolen in Manhattan.