Emmons Ave railing after car drove into Sheepshead Bay

By now we’ve all heard about the woman and her two kids who, perhaps fed up with the parking situation in Sheepshead Bay, tried landing her car alongside Pier 7 on Emmons Avenue. And, of course, we’ve heard about yet another heroic Sheepshead Bay fisherman saving the day. Yes, the important parts are that no one was hurt. And that fisherman Keith Gorman gets the credit he deserves for his heroic acts. One thing we haven’t heard much about, though, is the damaged railing. So here are some photos taken on Monday. And we’re officially announcing the start of the countdown to the repairs. (Man, I’m glad she wasn’t on my insurance…)

Car drives into Sheepshead Bay, leaving railing on Emmons Ave in disrepair

Oh… and here’s a video for stickin’ around:

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  • Anonymous

    I still wonder about all the open gates on the piers.
    I complained to 311 in the early spring.

  • clare

    I still wonder about all the open gates on the piers.
    I complained to 311 in the early spring.

  • Kismet

    I hope this lady doesn’t drive anymore. A lot of people walk on Emmons by the water and she could have easily killed someone walking there. Amazing that you have to be scared of motor vehicles even when you’re walking on the sidewalk.

  • Kismet

    I hope this lady doesn’t drive anymore. A lot of people walk on Emmons by the water and she could have easily killed someone walking there. Amazing that you have to be scared of motor vehicles even when you’re walking on the sidewalk.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Clare, do you mean like this?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/2568381272/

    I found a number like that last year. Kids can walk down and serious consequences can occur. And nobody is watching for this sort of thing.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    Clare, do you mean like this?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/2568381272/

    I found a number like that last year. Kids can walk down and serious consequences can occur. And nobody is watching for this sort of thing.

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  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Does Sheepshead Bay have a fence fetish? Everything needs to be fenced up? All the time?

    Lisanne, I’m sorry about your friend. I read the article you linked to on Flickr. But that was an accident and it could’ve happened a hundred ways – fence or no fence. Tragedy is tragedy. As one reader pointed out in a private email, Baltimore Harbor is a totally open, unfenced waterfront. And it’s a hell of a lot bigger than Sheepshead Bay, and sees a hell of a lot more visitors than our little neck o’ the woods. And I have to say, a huge part of the charm of Baltimore is the wide open feeling you get when you’re at that waterfront. Here in Sheepshead, I feel like the waterfront looks more like a cage.

    I wonder a whole lot less about fences than I do the parents who let their kids do all kinds of stuff that they do. Your friend may have been an unfortunate exception – but for the most part, parents who aren’t going to watch their kids when there’s no fence aren’t going to watch them when there is a fence – and it’ll do little to stop them from doing something dangerous.

    Now… I’m going to duck and take cover.

  • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com Ned Berke

    Does Sheepshead Bay have a fence fetish? Everything needs to be fenced up? All the time?

    Lisanne, I’m sorry about your friend. I read the article you linked to on Flickr. But that was an accident and it could’ve happened a hundred ways – fence or no fence. Tragedy is tragedy. As one reader pointed out in a private email, Baltimore Harbor is a totally open, unfenced waterfront. And it’s a hell of a lot bigger than Sheepshead Bay, and sees a hell of a lot more visitors than our little neck o’ the woods. And I have to say, a huge part of the charm of Baltimore is the wide open feeling you get when you’re at that waterfront. Here in Sheepshead, I feel like the waterfront looks more like a cage.

    I wonder a whole lot less about fences than I do the parents who let their kids do all kinds of stuff that they do. Your friend may have been an unfortunate exception – but for the most part, parents who aren’t going to watch their kids when there’s no fence aren’t going to watch them when there is a fence – and it’ll do little to stop them from doing something dangerous.

    Now… I’m going to duck and take cover.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Lisanne. There were gates and locks on each but over time they have been destroyed and never repaired.
    I’m surprised a happy soul with a few drinks hasn’t ended up at the bottom of those steps yet.
    Ned ;-p.
    Speaking about ducks, have you seen any lately? lol

  • clare

    Yes Lisanne. There were gates and locks on each but over time they have been destroyed and never repaired.
    I’m surprised a happy soul with a few drinks hasn’t ended up at the bottom of those steps yet.
    Ned ;-p.
    Speaking about ducks, have you seen any lately? lol

  • Anonymous

    When I was 12 or so we used to climb under the peers to fish and find crabs for bait.
    There were eels galore also.
    There was also a spot under the bridge on the belt with a little fancy climbing we got there until parks dept. found us. They were never happy to make the climb.
    Those were the days my friend…..

  • clare

    When I was 12 or so we used to climb under the peers to fish and find crabs for bait.
    There were eels galore also.
    There was also a spot under the bridge on the belt with a little fancy climbing we got there until parks dept. found us. They were never happy to make the climb.
    Those were the days my friend…..

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    And you want to end the possibility of that ever happening again with frantic calls to 311 about gates? Would gates even stop a creative kid like you clearly were?

  • admin

    And you want to end the possibility of that ever happening again with frantic calls to 311 about gates? Would gates even stop a creative kid like you clearly were?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Ned, while my friend insisted that her son and his friend were “good kids”, they were like most kids, curious and looking for adventure. They were seen by people but no one thought to stop them or get assistance.

    They were only 8 years old.

    My father had a daughter a few years later. As could probably be imagine she overprotected her. I think she turned out alright but she seems to me a bit fragile.

    It’s a hard call here. But gates should be locked and in place. The lack of them indicate to kids that there is no danger here. Especially very young children. I’ve seen parents not watching 3 year olds carefully.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    Ned, while my friend insisted that her son and his friend were “good kids”, they were like most kids, curious and looking for adventure. They were seen by people but no one thought to stop them or get assistance.

    They were only 8 years old.

    My father had a daughter a few years later. As could probably be imagine she overprotected her. I think she turned out alright but she seems to me a bit fragile.

    It’s a hard call here. But gates should be locked and in place. The lack of them indicate to kids that there is no danger here. Especially very young children. I’ve seen parents not watching 3 year olds carefully.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Darwin.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur B

    Darwin.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Other species do a better job of taking care of their young.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    Other species do a better job of taking care of their young.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    That’s kind of my point. The argument here is that if a parent does not properly care for their young then that parents genetic code wont move on.

    As an animal species do you really think Humanity is any better then it was 100,000 years ago before science got involved?

    Lets take the ratio of people out of the equation (there weren’t 7 billion of us then obviously). If we compared man of today, to man of yesteryear, who would be more suited to survive in a hostile environment.

    I don’t think much of Modern Humanity would survive.

    Anyway, to bring things back on topic, the CITY should fix it, NOW. Like Tomorrow. And then worry about litigating with that womans insurance company to see who pays for the damage.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur B

    That’s kind of my point. The argument here is that if a parent does not properly care for their young then that parents genetic code wont move on.

    As an animal species do you really think Humanity is any better then it was 100,000 years ago before science got involved?

    Lets take the ratio of people out of the equation (there weren’t 7 billion of us then obviously). If we compared man of today, to man of yesteryear, who would be more suited to survive in a hostile environment.

    I don’t think much of Modern Humanity would survive.

    Anyway, to bring things back on topic, the CITY should fix it, NOW. Like Tomorrow. And then worry about litigating with that womans insurance company to see who pays for the damage.

  • Anonymous

    Arthur TY for the bottom line

  • clare

    Arthur TY for the bottom line

  • Anonymous

    Admin, the point is I used to have to climb.

  • clare

    Admin, the point is I used to have to climb.

  • Anonymous

    Water fronts by some law (I don’t know which one) should be clearly devised from pedestrian pathways. tyvm

  • clare

    Water fronts by some law (I don’t know which one) should be clearly devised from pedestrian pathways. tyvm

  • Anonymous

    like a fence around a pool. DUH.

  • clare

    like a fence around a pool. DUH.

  • Anonymous

    I will shut up now. wink

  • clare

    I will shut up now. wink

  • Kismet

    I used to fish on the piers with my uncle when I was a kid. Mind you there was no fence at all. We sat on wood planks with our feet dangling over the water. I didn’t like it when those fences were put in.

  • Kismet

    I used to fish on the piers with my uncle when I was a kid. Mind you there was no fence at all. We sat on wood planks with our feet dangling over the water. I didn’t like it when those fences were put in.