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Gang Fight in LB! Dancing & Stabbing! (Updated)

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On Friday, May 22,  a fight erupted on the Boardwalk in Long Beach, New York.   Reports of a riot seem exaggerated.  Apparently, the kids from LB were hanging out on the boardwalk, eating ice cream and playing with that paddle that has the ball attached by a rubberband, like the kids nowadays do, when they were approached by some other kids from a different town. They wore leather and wanted to take over this little section of boardwalk.  But the LB kids were not having it,  so they told these others kids to beat it.  Then some music started and there was alot of snapping of the fingers and circling around each other (which quite frankly, went on FOREVER) before someone finally attempted some pirouette to a leap move and landed on a knife.  Everyone went home with bruised egos and achy feet and lived to fight another day.  Except for Tony. He lay there, bleeding from his belly wondering where it all went wrong…

Actually, eyewitnesses have told me that there was a large number of high school aged kids on the boardwalk, presumably for ‘Senior Cut Day’.  Apparently there were kids from different towns ( I was told Uniondale and Freeport) and fight broke out.  Police were called and closed the board walk and the beach and performed some crowd control.  Helicopters were also called in to sandblast the hooligans.   I was also told that there were two kids that got cut or stabbed, but there has been nothing official with respect to that.  There were ALOT of kids out that day, they had congested Park Avenue and Riverside when I went to work, so I am getting alot of this info from people that were there when it happened.

The little guy just wanted his ball back.

I was also told by a couple that own an apartment right where the fight broke out that they had been told that something like this was going to happen for a few weeks.  I did not find out who was doing the telling.  They also remarked that it looked like a few hundred people were involved in the fight.  As of this date, I have not seen any reports on News 12, Newsday or any other local publication.

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5 Responses

  1. Beth says:

    Please do not call these "HOODLUMS" "KIDS"!

  2. Toof says:

    I like the way you wrote that first paragraph…the west side story thing was funny.

    Damn kids ruining it for the rest of us..

  3. GETTING FED UP says:

    HOW IS IT THAT THE '"LOCAL" KIDS KNEW THIS LONG BEFORE THE POLICE DEPT .IF THEY OR THE "SPECIALS" AKA KEYSTONE COPS COULD HAVE SEEN THAT PROBLEM STARTING EARLY IN THAT DAY.THEY WERE TOO BUSY WRITING TICKETS FOR ROLLER SKATING ON THE BOARDWALK INSTEAD OF SEEING COOLERS FULL OF BEER AND DRY GOODS BEING BROUGHT TO THE BEACH .

    WAKE UP PLEEESE !!!!!!!!

  4. LBFoodie says:

    I think we have a good police department in LB. As for the "Specials", I do not know, as I was not present, but the scope of their job is writing tickets for the little things such as Biking and Skateboarding. (I'm sorry – you made me laugh really hard with the roller skating comment – who roller skates anymore LOL – and can you imagine roller skating on the boards? One would not get far). Things escalate fast sometimes. Plus kids are often a step ahead of the adults, what with the internets, mybooks and facespaces…;)

    Easy on the CAPS lock next time please?

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