Park Slope Man Narrowly Avoids Smugging

Park Slope
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Don't be fooled by all the yuppie parents and fancy cheese shops: After dark, Park Slope is still edgy. One poster to the Brooklynian message board found this out the hard way on Saturday night, when he got caught in crossfire between two of the Slope's infamous gangs: wilding teens and a house-proud Slopey. What followed was not pretty.

At about 11pm I was walking with some friends on 6th street. When we got to 6th and 6th Avenue we ran into a group of about 10 kids ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old. They told us to give them money and when I refused one of them pushed me over a fence into someone’s flowerbed. The owner of the house came out and started screaming at me (?!) for destroying her flowers. The kids all thought it was a big joke and just egged her on. Luckily, we saw a cab and jumped into it but not before one of the kids took a swing at me and punched me in the face. If that lady hadn’t come out to yell at me or if we hadn’t been able to grab that cab I don’t know what would have happened.


Well, at least he can thank his lucky stars that the burg's most notorious gang didn't show up, the Hip Mommies. Then he might have been smugged to death!

Attacked on 6th Street [Brooklynian via Gowanus Lounge]