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Now At McGolrick Park: Baggies & Dead Squirrels
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
I have long been remiss in checking out how things are shaking across McGuinness Boulevard. Namely, McGolrick Park. Fortunately I got a much-needed reminder via an email from an anonymous tipster. He/she writes:
…Used needles are being found in the woody garden areas of McGolrick by Nassau. That’s the scarey part, but I am awaiting confirmation because this was third hand info…
I decided to go down there and see if I could find any. First up, the good news: I didn’t.
And now the bad news: it became all too clear from the get-go someone has a pretty brisk business selling and/or consuming illegal intoxicants— especially around Nassau Avenue and Russell Street. Without further ado here is a slide show featuring the rainbow assortment of baggies I found on my sojourns. I have tossed in a few shots of dead squirrels I found as well. Why, you ask? Because one would think the Parks Department would be “on” that kind of thing. Enjoy!
Update, 6:12 p.m.: I have received an email regarding “activity” at McGolrick park from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. He/she writes:
I live on McGolrick Park and have seen more drug activity lately- came home from work one day to a woman nodding out in her car parked in front of my apt.- car door was wide open and she was seriously messed up. I called the cops and they were uninterested. I asked them to come because I figured if she tried to drive in her condition it would be dangerous. They asked if I had “seen her commit a crime” and I said no, but obviously they might want to check into the situation and they refused.
Tags: 11222, Adrian Benepe, Driggs Avenue, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, McGolrick Park, Monitor Street, Nassau Avenue, NYC Parks Department, Open Space Alliance, OSA, Russell Street, Stephanie Thayer