Sheepshead Bay

Late Night Brawl Prompts Call for Enforcement Changes on Emmons Ave [VIDEOS]


Party boats and their clientele have been a long-time nuisance for many neighbors along Emmons Avenue, with complaints that patrons treat the area like a dump, urinate on lawns, leave behind broken bottles, and incite violent brawls.

Less than a week after Assembly member Steven Cymbrowitz announced a new parks enforcement detail to address quality-of-life issues surrounding Sheepshead Bay party boats , a large brawl broke out in the early hours of Sunday, August 6. Video of the event neighbor Aram Dzhamgarian took around 4:00am and posted on Facebook has gone viral with more than 100k views.

In its first weekend, the Parks enforcement patrol was scheduled to enforce the party boats and piers Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4:30pm – 1:00am, according to a statement on Cymbrowitz’s Facebook page. The new enforcement effort is in coordination with the 61st precinct, which is responsible for handling safety on the street, according to the statement.

While it is clear from the videos that the NYPD was present, DCPI said they had no record of the incident.

Assembly member Cymbrowitz has twice introduced legislation to ban party boats from the Emmons Ave piers, but pushback on both bills prevented them from reaching a vote. On Monday, the Assembly member posted on Facebook to address the brawl:

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  1. This is what happens when the department fails to report these incidents. It is a systemic city-wide problem when you try to down play the numbers in order to show that crime is down city wide. There are no over sights when your superiors order you not to take down the report. Only when things are posted on social media or goes viral, the department tends to down play these common beat downs. I reside in Coney Island, and I know first hand that this is a new trend for not reporting these incidents.

  2. Looks like a hockey fight where the referees just watch–except this is real life, and the police officers likely wish they were on Sheepshead Bay subway station t.v. monitoring duty…must catch (entrap) those farebeaters!

  3. The cops seem like they could care less….maybe they were told NOT to make a report and keep those crime stats low in sheepshead bay.

  4. This is disgusting. Shut these party boats down or “white party” boats down. Let them do it at the canarsie pier instead. Police dont do anything because they don’t want a racial issue on their hands smh so instead we let these animals get away with it.

  5. “These animals.” Please. Get a grip. Yes, it is wrong and it is utterly disruptive but how many brawls are in Sheepshead Bay alone that you don’t know about?


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