"It's an open-air supermarket," said Brighton Beach activist Ida Sanoff, who even saw one bold hawker pushing bottles of Smirnoff vodka. "We've got a beach that's full of illegal vendors selling booze and cigarettes - you name it."
There is not a single Parks Enforcement officer assigned to cover any of Brooklyn's three beaches. Despite this fact that did not stop a Parks Department spokeswoman from telling the Daily News there were a total of 28 Parks employees - including PEP officers, assigned to Brooklyn beaches this summer. The Bloomberg administration keeps allowing these misrepresentations from the agency. This was the third misrepresentation from parks officials in recent weeks involving public safety and quality-of -life issues. (Photo: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on image to enlarge.
New York Daily News - July 3rd 2011 - By Edwin D. Rios, Erin Durkin and Jake Pearson