Here is a shining example someone sent me from Reddit.com of a whining, out-of-place, transient hipster fuck. Now, I’m not saying I 100% approve of people getting drunk, stoned and being noisy in front of my home – but for some reason, I’ve managed to avoid that during my life-long existence in Brooklyn. Hipsters seem to delusionally think that wherever they go in search of that gritty, artsy urban experience, that everything and everyone will conform to them. Then they go to online forums for advice from other interlopers like themselves. Here is Linus’s Bushwick complaint:
I just moved to Bushwick from Sunset Park about a week ago. I’m living off of the Gates Ave J on Bushwick Avenue.
I know the neighborhood is relatively safe, with the application of some common street smarts and I also understand that it’s rapidly changing. Last night I had a bit of an issue though and was looking for some feedback/advice.
Last night when I got home from work there were two guys hanging out on the stoop. At first I thought nothing of it, but as the night went on they were still there, smoking weed, drinking and soliciting those walking by for money.
Around 1AM one of my neighbors came out and asked the guys to leave because they were making too much noise and didn’t live in the building. The guys surrounded my neighbor and intimidated him until he walked away and went inside. They then went back to the stoop and continued.
This made me feel extremely uncomfortable, as I thought they may have been casing the apartment building, or that there would have been some violence outside.
My question is, does this happen often in the neighborhood? What should I do if it happens again? Do I have the right to call the local precinct and have them deal with it?