Greenwood Park Beer Garden opened its doors just last month, but the 700-person beer hall is already facing haste from neighbors. According to The Brooklyn Paper, one resident described the environment as “a mix of pee, cigarettes, and throw-up.”
Back in the planning phase, residents expressed their fears of the 13,000 square-foot bar and the company it would bring. Now, it is a reality, and neighbors are sick of the trouble. Another neighbor, Jack, told The Brooklyn Paper, “On any given night, we are witnessing public urination, sexual acts being performed, and drunks stumbling down the block.” Apparently 19th Street near Eighth Avenue has become a hotspot for fooling around in vehicles.
Neighbors are demanding an increase in security around the bar to stop drunks from driving, loitering, and urinating on their territory. Bar owner Ted Mann is working with Community Board 7 to appease neighbors, possibly by installing Porta-Potties.
Hmm... We wonder where those would be placed. On the corner of Seventh Avenue? We wouldn’t want to look out our window and see that either. Regardless, neighbors have a right to be disgusted when they wake up to filth every morning. Hopefully this issue can be resolved soon so partiers can go undisturbed and bystanders are content.