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Park Slopers Not Thrilled About Outdoor Sex Being Had in Their Neighborhood

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17:  A man rides his bicycle laden with groceries away from the Park Slope Food Coop on September 17, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Park Slope Food Coop, where shoppers must work periodic shifts at the grocery store in order to buy there. The Coop has been named the largest consumer-owned single-store Cooperative by sales in the U.S., tallying $39.4 million during its last fiscal year.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) A less seedy part of the Slope.

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the residents of Park Slope are up in arms about a seedy side alley, near the Key Foods at Fifth Avenue and Baltic Street, where neighbors have come upon "dozens of condom wrappers, a dilapidated mattress, and even couples mid-romp on Gregory Place, a narrow, seldom-used street behind the shop." Do those neighbors look kindly on young love? Well, no, mostly because it sounds more depressing and sad than excitingly illicit; one neighbor, Denise Morales, told the Brooklyn Paper she's seen people shooting up back there.

Still, not everyone's repulsed by the block. L Magazine named it the "Best Block to Smoke a Joint" not so long ago, lauding its community-building spirit: "You might see joint-toking teens pass a yuppie with a one-hitter walking his dog.” But those Park Slopers probably aren't charmed by that less menacing description, either: P.S. 133 is moving a block away from the alley this fall, and the scene — even though it involves more weed than anything harder — can't sound great to the school's parents.

Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images