Nick Gryak (Source: Facebook)

A 15-year-old sophomore from Madison High School (3787 Bedford Avenue) plummeted to his death last night after falling down a shaft from the roof of a Mill Basin Elementary School.

Nick Gryak, a Bergen Beach resident, joined a group of friends on top of the Roy H. Mann Junior High School on East 68th Street and Veterans Avenue in Mill Basin. Neighbors say local teens have been climbing up the scaffolding around the school – which is undergoing renovations – for fun, but that it turned to tragedy at around 10:20 p.m. last night.

While on the roof, Gryak fell into a  shaft and plummeted five floors to the basement, getting stuck and dying at the scene, according to a Daily News report of the incident.

“He’s a good kid,” a friend told the newspaper. “He didn’t deserve this. He was with kids who just do stupid things.”

Emergency workers spent at least two hours on the scene attempting to recover Gryak’s body from the shaft.

Between loving sentiments for the deceased teen on his Facebook wall and a separate Facebook page set up to memorialize his death, some friends are expressing outrage at the city for not restricting access to the school via the scaffolding.

One friend writes:

it is absurd how no one closes down or seals a fucking building that is being repaired during the night , what is this city doing. Poor kid =(
My condolences to the family , no body deserves to die so young.

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  • Anonymous

    “me friends are expressing outrage at the city for not restricting access to the school via the scaffolding.”
    STFU
    Blame his parents, 15 year old should not be out at 10:20pm.

    • Barkingspider7

      The kids also didn’t belong on the roof of a construction site.  It’s the fault of the kid, not the construction company or the school.  They climbed up scaffolding to run around on an area that was off limits.  Stupid kids – always looking for a thrill

      • ripnick

        who the fck gives a shit at this point if it was off limits or not because nick gryak did not deserve to die because of this he was 15 YEARS OLD. At 15 im guessing you were sitting in your house baking cookies with your mom and dad and reading books right?.  i dont think you should sit here and judge a kid who obviously is not here anymore he wasnt a stupid kid he was a kid who made a mistake and it cost him his life. stupid comments-a person who should get a life.

        • Anonymous

          POTATO / PATATO  If there isn’t a Nick,  There always be another stupid kid to make the news for his stupidity….

          if there is a sign that says DANGER NO TRESPASSING…. what are you gonna think? Do you translate that to FUN PLACE! PLEASE COME IN.!?

          • ripnick

            no i dont think thats what he translated the sign into dick . im sick of coming on this page and seeing these comments like please tell me what your getting out of it . you dont even know him or his family.  he was 15 years old kids make mistakes just like you and me and you know what it wasnt a great idea to be on that roof but at the time i dont think he was thinking he was gonna die he was having fun with him and his friends. so keep your not funny jokes to yourself.

          • Anonymous

            can’t have fun in a Park? or someone’s house?

            gotta be a fucking construction site with no trespassing signs, danger signs, and Krugar lurking around?

            If it wasn’t Nick, it could have been you.

          • Bklyngrl716

            go to hell

          • nickscousin

             i am his cousin dumb idiot

          • unknown

            peice of shit shut the fuck up what if your bestfreind died and people r commenting and saying hes stupid shut ur fucken mouth

      • unkown

        u stupid fuck stfu what is wrong with u that was my bestfreind dont say that shit watch karma is a bitch what goes around comes around

    • Thedeanmsmiller

      I agree, how about not climbing a scaffold and going to the roof of a building. I believe that is called trespassing. Its a shame.

    • RomanM

      “One friend writes”…The victim is 15 years old. How old do you think this friend of his is? Have some self respect before trying to argue legal logic with a 15 year old. 

      • levp

        Except that is going to be the exact argument in actual court of law, once his family sues the city, BOE and the contractor.
        In law there is no self-respect, just winning or losing.

        • Andy

          guess who’s gonna pay for this kid’s stupidity?

          • levp

            Me and you…

            —– Reply message —–

        • nickscousin

          you are stop throwing stones. ROT IN FUCKING HELL

          • levp

            In due time, I will.

    • Bklyngrl716

      holy shit i cant take these comments at all .. just for one minute put yourself in his parents shoes and how they must feel and he  shouldnt be out at 10:20  get real you honestly make me laugh he was 15 years old and your gonna sit here and tell me he deserved to die because he was fooling around and being a kid ok you go ahead and think that but why dont you keep your rude comments to yourself and why dont you STFU

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1185584242 Steve Bacon

        He was up there smoking weed.. it’s really sad that he died but he definitely put himself in that situation.

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps he thought he can fly?

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps he thought he can fly?

          • matt

            u think ur fucken funny ur a worthless peice of shit sayin that kinda shit about a kid who died i was his bestfreind put yourself in my shoes

      • Anonymous

        is that what it is now a days? being a kid means gettin high and trespassing…. while jumping around with your friends on a rooftop?  Pretending to be all parkour and shit?

        Are you fucking crazy? i realize it’s the Summer and all, but isn’t there a World of Warcraft character you outta be playing or something…. i mean all in all, this looks like the Work of Karma,  Nick been a bad boy lately? smash any cars? rob anyone? make fun of anyone?  throw eggs at anyone?  Steal?

        By the looks of his friends, i’d say he was part of a few of these things….. and if your his friend, i’m sorry for what you gotta go threw, but you know what, there is a Lesson here.   OBEY THE FUCKING LAW OR IT WILL BITE YOU IN THE ASS! 

        Damn kids.

        • Bklyngrl716

          wow shadowlock you really got a lot to say dont you ..let me tell you alittle something if karmas gonna bite anyone in the ass its you so sit here and make your little rude comments about a kid you dont even know because from the looks of it looks like you just sit in your house all day and do nothing. im guessing when you were a kid you didnt make mistakes i know for shit sure i have.im guessing your mr. perfect right never made a mistake in your life never did anything wrong right? WOW  i didnt know you were jesus that fcking amazing!

      • Anonymous

        is that what it is now a days? being a kid means gettin high and trespassing…. while jumping around with your friends on a rooftop?  Pretending to be all parkour and shit?

        Are you fucking crazy? i realize it’s the Summer and all, but isn’t there a World of Warcraft character you outta be playing or something…. i mean all in all, this looks like the Work of Karma,  Nick been a bad boy lately? smash any cars? rob anyone? make fun of anyone?  throw eggs at anyone?  Steal?

        By the looks of his friends, i’d say he was part of a few of these things….. and if your his friend, i’m sorry for what you gotta go threw, but you know what, there is a Lesson here.   OBEY THE FUCKING LAW OR IT WILL BITE YOU IN THE ASS! 

        Damn kids.

    • Rona Jackson

      Your friends won’t be spending even a moment grieving over losing someone like you. And 10:20 is not late for a 15 year old. 2 in the morning is. Most people at that age commonly have an 11 or 12 o’clock curfew, and this accident could have happened any time of the day. Time is of the essence. 

    • nickscousin

      fuck you

    • J5JULES

      WHERE WERE U AT 15 YRS OLD????

    • unknown

      stfu that was my bestfreind i was there on the roof when it happpened so dont say nothing ur gonna regret

  • Anonymous

    “He was with kids who just do stupid things.”

    You sure he wasn’t from Gerritsen Beach ?

  • Anonymous

    You got to be kidding me. I’m by no means a monster as I have kids on my own and cant even image what parents must be going through right now..  BUT!

    It looks like his father (if he had one ) did not do a good job of smacking his son on the ass. SHOULD HAVE! Maybe then his son would be alive now.

    It seems that every article that has words Bergen Beach and word teen in it is about some mischief. Just like gerritsen beach. But.. never mind. 

    ““He’s a good kid,” a friend told the newspaper. ”He didn’t deserve this. He was with kids who just do stupid things.””

    Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are. There is just no way around it. They were probably high too. How else do you fall in to the faking shaft? Unless someone pushed him?

    I think that after parents come out of shock and pain .. someone from the city needs to ask them what their 15 year old was doing out at 10:30pm trespassing at night? Parents need to be held accountable for their children.

    • Barkingspider7

      Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.  I’ve only heard that phrase used to describe family, but it certainly is appropriate here.  All kids want to fit in and be accepted.  One does something stupid, the rest follow.  I’m sorry for the parents, but all of those minor children should have been home by 8:00.  I would never let a 15 year old hang out at 10:30 at night.  That is a sure way, as we see here, to get into trouble.

      • Anonymous

        get in trouble and die. And … die in the way that it would take 2 hours to get your body out!!! 

      • Rona Jackson

        I am sorry to add my 2 cents, but most people who lived in Brooklyn around that area, were always out with their friends, way past 8:00. 15 is not necessarily that young, I had to be home at 8:00 when i was 12 or 13. People who are home on a weekend, or summer, usually meant that they had no friends. I went out with my friends all the time, whether it was the diner, or just hanging out in front of a friends house, or just walking around, without ever causing any trouble. Maybe your child does not have friends, you might get your wish that they will never have friends or a social life and will be spending their time at home straight after school. Perhaps you did not have a very active social life, and were home early because no one wanted to hang out with you. You seem like a colossal jerk who likes to judge people they never met, so I wouldn’t be surprised you had no friends, or you would understand that young people, at that age, would be at least in the area hanging out with other friends. Also, just add another 2 cents, that accident could have happened any time of the day. Keeping your kids home won’t prevent them from doing things they shouldn’t do.

    • resteasyNickGryak

      Don’t speak, before it happens to you. No one here is worthy enough to judge. Ya aren’t God.

      • Tina

        You all can argue and fight about this all you want.  I didnt know Nick but i do have 5 kids ages 13-24.  All parents hold their breath until their children come home at night from driving, parties etc.  This accident could have happened to any of those kids or all. We ALL have done things in life that we skated on thin ice.  Nick was a victim of a terrible accident that ALL kids have experienced. Everyone that has walked this earth has done something that we werent supposed to do but somehow got away with it.  The only thing we can do now is comfort his family and freinds at a time like this.  No need for stupid comments because Nick did the wrong thing with his friends he was just the victim.  Please stop fighting and be there for the family and friends…..

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps we can use Nick like a warning to all other idiotic kids?

          I sense a commercial coming along,  just like the Commercial for Texting while driving!

          which btw i’m going to post.  because i need to get my point across. 

          WARNING. THIS VIDEO IS BRUTAL (but teachs you a lesson)

    • ripnickgryak<3

      how would his father (which he does have one) “smacking him on his ass” have prevented this terrible accident? You’re insensitive and disrespectful for posting comments like these. A fifteen year old boy passed away. Get a life and stop posting hateful messages.

      • Anonymous

        simple you little shit.   Back when we were raised Retarded laws like, child abuse didn’t work.

        our parents had us in Check with that shit.  i remember TPing the whole block when i was kid,  my Parents both took turns beatin my ass for a good week.  Sure i cried, but it was my fault we had to pay for the damages.   So you see kids you are all very lucky you live in America.  They teach kids in school about child abuse, but no one ever tells the kids whats gonna happen if they do get their parents arrested… YOUR GOING TO A FOSTER FAMILY BAM! SURPRISE!    Your gonna sleep in the Attic like Harry Pothead!

         Point i’m trying to make here is,  If your parents slapped Punished you like they should have maybe Nick would still be alive today.   

        Why don’t you kids Play World of Warcraft or Rift like  every normal kid does?   Stay alive longer.  Shit you can even smoke all the weed you want while playing!  take out Ventrillo and go nuts on people! 

        instead of jumping buildings…. and not obeying the law.

        • ripnickgryak<3

          you’re so mature calling people “little shit”. Your argument is completely invalid. If nicks parents were to hit him it wouldn’t have prevented him from falling down a shaft.
          Also,  child abuse is actually a major issue and not something to be joked about or taken lightly. If a problem at home were severe enough to warrant foster care than the child would actually be in a better situation. I guess you’re an expert on foster care now? All foster children sleep in attics like Harry Potter* (Not pothead in case you forgot).
          Not every “normal kid” plays World Of Warcraft. All of your points in this comment are ignorant. And nick didn’t “jump a building”. He fell .Tragically.
          You’re so stupid and heartless.

        • Rona Jackson

          Your a parasitic human being. Listen to the language and the way you talk. You sound like one of those white trash losers who has a low paying job, and live in your mothers basement, and play World of Warcraft all day. The way you speak, is disgusting and I can’t imagine that you are well liked. You are angry and bitter, and you can see that in your writing. I doubt that you are a parent, or else you would understand, that teenagers and children make mistakes sometimes. Maybe the abuse you went through has made you angry and sadistic, and you talk about it as if you were proud this happened to you. The language you use is disgusting, and has made you very bitter in life, and that is what the abuse has resulted for you. You are miserable and I am sure your attitude has affected your life, your relationships, your self esteem, and I am sure you are considered difficult to deal with, and you have not had a easy journey through life. Go get therapy you sadistic jerk. 

  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

    Why are his friends blaming everyone but Nick? :( overall, death sucks

    • Anonymous

      because they were there with him! and if they dont blame city…. someone with the brain will eventually blame them!

  • Maryellis80

    “it is absurd how no one closes down or seals a fucking building that is
    being repaired during the night , what is this city doing. Poor kid =(”
    Seriously?? No one MADE him go up there. It was trespassing, plain and simple. The city shouldn’t be held accountable, neither should the construction company. At 15, you should know better. You put yourself in dangerous situations, dangerous things can happen.

    • Anonymous

      There are signs all around the place, that say DANGER and such….

    • Anonymous

      Well… at 15 I could have easily climbed over the fence, especially wooden fence that contractors put up. So.. to seal that building you will need.. what.. barbed-wire? Than it will looks like central booking not a school.  

    • Anonymous

      Well… at 15 I could have easily climbed over the fence, especially wooden fence that contractors put up. So.. to seal that building you will need.. what.. barbed-wire? Than it will looks like central booking not a school.  

      • Anonymous

        or Dobermans.

  • JR

    its not tragic if you break the law (trespassing)

    • hihi

      something is seriously wrong with you how dare you say that you didnt know him he didn’t deserve to die so yes it is tragic and alot of people are hurting and really care about him so keep you comments to yourself 

      • JR

        you live in Bklyn… you do realize its 718… sad kids these days

        • Bklyngrl716

          for your information 716 is my birthday.

          • JR

            what a dumb day to have a birthday on

          • Bklyngrl716

            really? you just feel like an idiot

          • Bklyngrl716

            really? you just feel like an idiot

          • ripnickgryak<3

            HAHA GOOD COMEBACK. Get a life and show some respect for nick.

    • ripnickgryak<3

      How can you say a terrible accident where a young boy’s life was cut short isn’t considered tragic simply because he was breaking the law by trespassing? If someone were to get into a car accident and die because they weren’t wearing a seat belt (which is against the law), wouldn’t that be tragic? The fact that he was breaking the law by being up there doesn’t change the fact that a boy who was someone’s son, brother, cousin, best friend, nephew, grandson, etc, died way too young. You’re disgusting.

  • Kon

    Darwinism wins again. 

  • Bailetatum

    While I feel for the familiy and their loss,no one forced this child to climb to the top of this building, and at his age he should have been home then. Why is it always someone else’s fault?

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

      Agreed. But I do object to the callousness of some of the posts concerning this. Okay, it was the kid’s fault. But it’s still a horrid tragedy.

      • Anonymous

        No it was not his fault, it was his parents fault!  Teach your kids! TEACH THEM!! at 15 they do not  know shit about this world!! And if you fail.. your child dies.

        • stef

          excuse you why dont you shut your mouth he didnt deserve to die either way hes a kid and he made a mistake unfortunately it took his life so before you sit here and judge put yourself in his parents shoes right now and imagine how they feel i bet then you wont be such a stupid comment

          • stef

            post*

          • Anonymous

            Why are you being offensive? You as a friend should come forward and tell the parents Everything about him, cause i’m sure 100% that his parents only know him as little nicky or something family oriented… and not,  Nick G. Da Mad Cool Joint smokin, shit talkin, White boy Thug, who disses bitches and looks out for his homies Nick, or just G?

            i been there too, i grew out of that phase in my life…   but someone needs to tell his parents this at least they’ll know some truth about him… i mean don’t they deserve to know the truth about their own son?

            Wasn’t he a Dealer at one point too?

          • JR

            I just love when stuff like this happens, every time the parents always go “He was going to be a doctor!” on the news… yeah more like a street pharmacist 

          • ripnick

            really you love it when you find out a 15 year old kid is dead.. thats nice

          • Anonymous

            yea seriously.

          • Bklyngrl716

            im not being offensive its disgusting going on this page and seeing these disgusting comments by  people who have no lives.. for you to sit here and judge a 15 year old kid is beyond me… you were once in that faze really then who are u to sit here and judge he never got to grow out of that stage because he died before he could, and i can tell you something that they dont deserve and its your comments. and since your so interested in his life he wasnt a dealer 

          • Anonymous

            Karma perhaps?

          • Bklyngrl716

            karma is gonna bite your ass and you deserve it. so you sit here and put your stupid comments on this page and youll see what happens

        • ripnickgryak<3

          really? This was definitely not his parent’s fault. You don’t know nick, you don’t know his friends, and you don’t know his parents. I’m pretty sure my parents never taught me to not climb to the top of a school because i could fall into a shaft. I was never sat down and told that life lesson. It was an accident. A terribly unfortunate and heart breaking accident. rip nick.

          • derp

            Are you serious? It doesn’t take your parents to sit down with you and teach you about common sense. YOU sir, should know that going up to high places means you will be at risk to fall down and hurting yourself.

            There’s something called gravity in this very place we call earth, and please learn what it does, and a human’s inability to fly.

      • CJ

        It’s not a “horrid tragedy” when people do stupid things and bad things happen to them.  It’s called probability.  A tragedy is when a 2 year old falls down a shaft because they don’t know better.  At 15, this kid knew he shouldn’t have been where he was, the rest is history, including him.  Sure, it’s terrible for his family, but parents who make sure their children are home and not screwing around like this are more likely to not have a “horrid tragedy” like this come upon them.  He didn’t deserve to die, as he obviously didn’t do anything bad enough to deserve death, but he certainly brought it upon himself.  

        • Bklyngrl716

          your disgusting he’s a personal friend of mine and wake up and realize kids makes mistakes and do stupid thing guess you never had a childhood. i have nothing else to say to you

          • CJ

            You’re a moron.  In fact, the current trend of comments from his friends leads me to believe they’re all morons.  If you were somewhat intelligent you would gather that I was not insulting the kid, just saying that when kids do things they shouldn’t, especially dangerous things, like your friend did here, it is more likely that something bad is going to happen to them.  I was a kid and did stupid things. But the stupid things I did were the common mistakes all kids make.  Your friend, sadly, was acting illegally and dangerously, it seems to say something about you that you think this is part of a normal childhood. 

          • Bklyngrl716

            okay listen to me i am not a moron and neither are any of his friends so for you to sit here and tell me that im a moron because im grieving over a personal friend  your the fucking moron.. you made mistakes when you were a kid and you know what you got lucky god only knows why.. he made a mistake and he didn’t so why don’t you stop sitting here saying well he did something dangerous and whatever the fuck else you have to say and leave it alone he’s dead .. are you happy? because i know that  all his friends and family arent.. you cant sit here and say all this shit about someone you dont even fucking know you are a heartless mother fucker and his family nor these young kids deserve your comments.

          • Rona Jackson

            These people aren’t worth it. You are absolutely right. They have no right to say anything bad about your friend. Don’t listen to these people. He was not out incredibly late, 10:20 is not that late, and it didn’t seem like your friend had a criminal record or was hated by the neighborhood or had a bad reputation. They are jealous that this boy had so many great friends who are taking the time to remember him. These people are lonely and miserable and have nothing better to do. They are miserable and want to make others miserable, because it makes them feel better to insult others. My condolences go out to your friend. 

          • Bklyngrl716

            thank you<3

          • Gapshirt

             Your most welcome. Good luck and don’t listen to these losers in here.

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

      Agreed. But I do object to the callousness of some of the posts concerning this. Okay, it was the kid’s fault. But it’s still a horrid tragedy.

  • RomanM

    Taken from a post on his Remembrance Facebook Page: “R.I.P. Will not be forgotten !!! HE was High but didnt have to Die =[”

    Mystery solved. Don’t do drugs. Mmkay

    • Anonymous

      BUSTED

  • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

    it’s such a tragedy.

    But i get SO mad at the kids that are saying “it’s the city’s fault”. Typical of our modern society: reckless behavior, then blame “the system”. The very sad fact is, if people are going to behave like this, no amount of money or care is going to protect them from themselves.

       The act of trying to protect people from themselves will bankrupt society.

       That being said, it’s still such a horrid event. It takes my breath away reading it.

  • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

    it’s such a tragedy.

    But i get SO mad at the kids that are saying “it’s the city’s fault”. Typical of our modern society: reckless behavior, then blame “the system”. The very sad fact is, if people are going to behave like this, no amount of money or care is going to protect them from themselves.

       The act of trying to protect people from themselves will bankrupt society.

       That being said, it’s still such a horrid event. It takes my breath away reading it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/therealanoni phunny pharm

    I’m an upstanding citizen, but Lord knows when I was a teenager (and a few years beyond) I did some things that I when I think about it now, I absolutely cringe.

    Yes, tresspassing was wrong, but not even close to deserving to die.  I really feel for his parents.  The worst thing any parent can suffer.

  • Anonymous

    youre all fucking dumb. let the kid rest in peace. i know his sister and this is a terrible tragedy. yes he shouldn’t of been up there but the construction company should of close it up better. SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LEAVE THIS POOR KID ALONE

    • Anonymous

      A Cow says Moooo,  a Rooster says cackadoodle do,  a Construction sign says DANGER CONSTRUCTION AREA KEEP OUT  &  DANGER CONSTRUCTION ZONE UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL  KEEP OUT

      You little wankers don’t know how to fucking read? 

      • ripnickgryak<3

        STFU. So glad you are smart enough to know what sounds animals make though!!
        You’re “a little wanker” for having no respect for the dead.

        • Derp

          Yes, please continue on with your petty insults to people who don’t agree with you.
          No, please continue, because you are contributing so much to the debate.

        • Anonymous

          Hey Kid,  Learn to READ,  My statement doesn’t involve any names towards anyone but you and all your little Trespassing Friends.

          Little fucking nitwits.

          Your lucky you didn’t pick my building, my Dobermans would have Tore your asses up! And i’d stand there and laugh and have no sympathy for any of you roaches.

          • Bklyngrl716

            Shadowlock do me and all of his friends and family a favor and get a fucking life. 

          • Bklyngrl716

            Shadowlock do me and all of his friends and family a favor and get a fucking life. 

          • Anonymous

            Do me and everyone on this board a Favor.

            and Learn to OBEY THE FUCKING LAW. 

      • Anonymous

        go back to the little farm you came from dickwad. stfu and get a life and leave this poor kid alone. sorry we all have hearts unlike you and the others who are blaming the parents FUCK UP

        • Anonymous

          WTF?

          You obviously don’t know how to read. 

          Proves my point.

      • levp

        This shows what inadequate education can do (or, more precisely, cannot do).

        And it’s not just the effects of gravity or reading comprehension.  Current notion is that reading and math is all that public education should provide.  How about teaching middle-school-and-up children about drugs, alcohol, etc. and the effects thereof?  New York City is taking the right steps right now in terms of sex ed, but it may be alone in the entire country doing so (and look at all the Faux News people screaming about it).

        Someone has to explain these things to children -either parents or school.  If you take this substance, you will lose control – forget health implications, teens don’t think about that – but you can get killed, or worse, injure or kill someone else.

        As I say to my children often, there are some rules that are not there just for those boring adults.  Not only old people should never come onto the street from between two closely parked cars, for example.

        So, OK, parents are too busy, etc.  Maybe we should cut school budget some more, then…

  • R.i.p

    just stfu all of you, seriously. stop blaming him, when you were kids you did that stuff too. i know his sister and i knew him too. just shut your fucking mouths leave him alone let him rest in peace. 

    • bagels

      I was too afraid of my parents to do “stuff” like that and you’re right – we should let him rest in peace. The only right thing to do is to offer our sympathy to the family.

  • resteasyNickGryak

    You judgmental monsters, have no lives, and are here CRITICIZING people and saying what should’ve been done? Nick Gryak was a teenager. He obviously lived his life to the damn fullest. You guys obviously have no respect or no hearts at all to say he deserved it, or.. It’s his parents fault. Like who gives a fuck now? He’s gone, and you guys are just saying so much shit now, because you guys aren’t affected by it. You guys just wait and see how it feels to lose someone that meant so much to you.

    • Anonymous

      jeez, Like if he was Smart and educated and wanted to become a Doctor, or atleast a boss of his own firm, Maybe this would have never happened  to him.  it’s all of your faults too, you got him high, you gave him false hopes, and you burnt down his dreams. instead of striving to become greater you sank to become Worse.

      This is what happens when your parents don’t give a fuck about their kids, Learn everyone… If you let your kids do whatever they want, this might happen.

      • ripnickgryak<3

        Do you know nick? Do you know the Gryaks? Do you know his mother or father? Oh right. SO then tell me how you know that his parents “don’t give a fuck about their kids”. You’re repulsive.

  • http://ericasphotos.tumblr.com/ ES

    Damn, all of you jumped on this like a bunch of hungry sharks. I’m feeling all the comments left by the people who knew this kid, and while they are clearly consumed with intense emotion wrought from the trauma of dealing with this, they are not without clarity and decency. Who are all of you to judge people — the young man who died, and his parents — who you do not even know? Should he and his friends have climbed up a construction site? Obviously not, but what teenager doesn’t do stupid, reckless things? I did, and I am sure many of you who are saying the parents are horrible did too. They could have been the best parents in the world, but when that kid went and hung out where he wasn’t supposed to, he made a bad decision, and that is what it should be chalked up to. No more. No less. We have all done fucked up things — are we terrible people? Are our parents terrible people because of the stunts we have pulled? I think all of you need to get down off your sanctimonious high horses and just let the poor kid rest in peace. Let his loved ones grieve. Leave it alone. Stop being emotional cannibals. Try to be a little respectful and a little less hate-filled. I’m all about expressing oneself in the comments and I get that there is no law stating we are not allowed to hurt peoples’ feelings, but is there no sense of decency and compassion?

  • Guest

    I can’t believe that after reading an article about a 15 year old child dying that most of you decided to write about who to blame.  It is obvious that none of you have ever experienced a tragedy in your life.  How can you write over and over again to blame the parents?  Are you for real? Last time I checked, letting your child out until 10:20 pm in the middle of the summer wasn’t a crime.  How dare all of you.  I hope that you are never in a situation where someone places blame on you for the death of your child.  

    • Anonymous

      I hope so too.  No one Deserves to Die. except those that cause negative imbalance to the earth.

      • ripnickgryak<3

        How dare you say something like that. Nick didn’t cause negative imbalance to the earth, but you do. You have no heart and your comments make me sick to my stomach.

        • Anonymous

          The construction company paid money for signs that are ment to warn you.

          the signs read.  WARNING / DANGER and so on….. By you Trespassing, your causing imbalance to the Earth, just like everytime you steal, rob, start fights, and cause someone around you to cry.

          Who’s idea was it to go on the roof tops anyway???  who ever’s idea it was, Blame them for Nick’s death Cause they are fucking Stupid.

  • Maryellis80

    I was speaking to my parents about this last night. It definitely is sad because this kid was so young but at the same time, why was he still out and why was he on the roof of a school building that was under construction? There are signs everywhere that say that it’s off limits.
    When I was 15 (which was not that long ago) I had a curfew. I had to be home by 10pm. If I wasn’t home on time, I would be grounded. When I was 18, I STILL had a curfew, same rules applied. I even had a curfew at 20 because, as my mom said, “You still live under my roof, you live by my rules, you don’t like it,there’s the door.” I do not understand how these rules do not apply to any kids now. At 15, most kids don’t know their heads from their ass, they shouldn’t be out gallivanting all hours of the night.

    • Anonymous

      I AGREE WITH THIS POST 100%

  • Jessicascherillo

    basically all you people who are leaving nasty comments about one of my best friends really need to stop. he was not a stupid kid, he was someone who liked adventure and being with his ffriends. he was an amazing friend too. nick was the furthest thing from stupid. so everyone stop tour making all our friends and his family upset and thats just not right. he made a mistake. everyone makes mistakes, this was just a bad one. 

    • Jessicascherillo

      your**

    • Anonymous

      Who’s idea was it to go smoke weed on a fucking rooftop of a construction site?

      Who’s ever idea it is, Blame them for Nick’s death.   

      Not the readers of Sheepshead Bites who are affected by this because we are the one’s paying taxes, for all the fuck ups you little nitwits cause.

  • Mandy

    This is a parents worst nightmare.  I cannot imagine the pain this family is going through.  I pray their pain is eased with knowing their child is in the arms of angels.  If any messages are conveyed, these are some.  Children need to listen to their parents because they only want to keep you safe.  Stay away from ALL illegal activities.  Laws are made to keep you safe as well.  Nothing good can happen hanging out on the streets after 9:00. Pay attention to your education while you are young.  It is the key to your future happiness and success.  When tragedy strikes don’t judge.  Learn from it.  The senseless death of a teenager pains my heart.  To his family and friends…I am so sorry for your loss. 

  • *lovelife*

    im 15 and im one of nick’s closest friends. i dont care what any of you say because not one of you know him on a personal level like my friends and i did. he was a good kid and everyone loved him.he was one of the sweetest kids youd ever meet and we are all devasted about what has happened.tonight was the first of his wake and right now i dont think any of this was his parents fault(by the way most parents do let their kids stay out until 11 or 12 wether its right or wrong)…he was a kid playing around with our friends and eventhough i wasnt with him that night im 100 % sure it wasnt supposed to happen this way,so think what you want to think,he was “high” or “drunk”,no he expected on just having fun. he always said ” id rather live a short fun life then a long boring one” and that is exactly what he did,so stop judging. i love you nicholas john gryak always and forever <3 rest easy kid.

    • Anonymous

      Heh. Ok.. I did not want to degrade to the level of getting in “post fights” with teenagers and I will not. But reading some of the comments from Nick’s friends simply outrage me. YES, it is tragic when ever someone dies. IT is! no one says otherwise. Specially someone who has not know his full potential in this life and someone who was taken from this world at 15. But guys and gals, nick’s friends.. best friends.. and so on.. I do know that you are emotional and your emotion shows but even then you need to think before you type. 

      Quote from *lovelife*: “by the way most parents do let their kids stay out until 11 or 12 wether its right or wrong”  So.. parents know it’s wrong..and .. at 11 or 12 non of the parents ask .. HEY where is my child? what is he/she doing? Are they falling of the roof? Or are they being raped? Or they are arrested? Or maybe they are the one’s who do the raping? Even a fucking news channel at 10 asks you “It’s 10 pm do you know where your children are?” COME ON!!!! WAKE THE FUCK UP. And if parents go to sleep with out their children being home.. then.. they just dont care.. and there for can not be considered good parents. Agree? I hope so.

      Mandy here make a good point.  Sit home, read a book, there are lots of books to read. OR if you are not a reader .. then do what shadowlock suggested. Play WOW. But! Mandy’s comments will be dismissed by teenagers reading this post because… it’s lame to study and go to school. It’s much cooler to climb roof tops and smoke and drink. I know! I have been there!

      Guest writes Quote: “Last time I checked, letting your child out until 10:20 pm in the middle of the summer wasn’t a crime.”

      In some towns in NY state it is a crime and should be made a crime here as well.

      He is not even 16! Sure let him out.. but make sure you can see him damn it!! Keep an eye on him!!!! These days they have cellphones with GPS tracking in them.. and parents can track their children’s location.

      Many including reader ES say how dare you to judge??! Well.. this is what happens when someone or something goes outside the “Norms” set by the society. Humans are tribal creatures. IF one member of the tribe does something bad or silly the rest will tell him so. Our primal instincts are still strong on sub-conscious level.

      Ripnick says: “your disgusting he’s a personal friend of mine and wake up and realize kids makes mistakes and do stupid thing guess you never had a childhood”

      Hey kid  I dont mean to be offensive even though even If I will be right now it’s not even close to how offensive you are. 

      Dont call anyone disgusting, and dont tell others to STFU. You are not a big shoot, grow some pubic hair first then talk and wipe that breast milk off your lips. Do you know what childhood is? Do you? I’ll tell you what it is. It’s when you are a child and spend your time playing and enjoying your time with your mother and father that love you dearly. Not climbing rooftops of contraction site.  

      Bottom line is… 

      It is a tragedy, God help parents and strike those who led Nick away from his family and life.

      end post.

        
       

      • Anonymous

        going to add to that statement,

        “Not climbing rooftops of a construction site, Which has signs of NO TRESPASSING and DANGER written all over it.”

        Also don’t you dare blame the city for your mistakes. little nitwits.

        LOL if you haven’t played RIFT, you should. it’s totally Awesome! and it doesn’t require climbing dangerous places like Rooftops!

  • Gina Rickman

    A young boy made a mistake while fooling around one night. For the person who said 10:20 being late for a 15 year old to stay out, give me a break, that isn’t incredibly late. Plenty of 15 year olds are out at that time, and that mistake could have happened any time of day, it could have happened 10:20 AM. I don’t think time would have made a difference. Young people do stuff like that, joking around, having fun, and don’t stop to realize they are taking risks. How many skateboarding accidents occur, or those young Brooklyn people speeding in cars recklessly. They don’t stop to think of their consequences, but how dare anyone, to say anything mean or rude about him and his friends. A boy died, and everyone should just be saying their condolences. Young people are just joking around and playing around, and I am sure he didn’t expect something like that to happen. For his friends to grieve, maybe whoever is trash talking his grieving friends obviously is a person who would not have anyone grieving over them if something tragically happened to them and is just jealous that his friends cared enough to take the time to remember him. To trash talk a bunch of teenagers, is disgusting. You don’t know these people, and should not pass judgment. Its very hard to lose a friend, especially so young. You don’t think this boy has parents, or relatives and you really think they need people on the internet saying anything rotten about him. To the kids who lost their friend, I offer my condolences and hope that you guys can pull together and move on, and always remember your friend.

    • Anonymous

      hold up, his friends are saying rude shit to us, We’re just saying  he broke the law, and now people getting blamed for his and his friends mistake.

  • Minchia

    ShadowLock and Gene2T are not going to have it too good…..watch what you say…God works in strange ways…..

    • Anonymous

      Nope sorry, GD isn’t available right now. would you like to leave a message?

      • TALBF412

        enough SAID BY YOU

  • Sweetleone8

    This school is cursed!!! I should know I went there!!! Only a handful of my friends are still alive!!! 1 kid was hit by a car on his bike, another decapitated, the rest died of sickness, drug overdose, you name it!!! Don’t blame the kid!!! To his family: God bless you & I am soooo very sorry for your loss prayers going out BIG TIME xoxooxxoxo

  • Sweetleone8

    BTW we just recently lost a dear friend & classmate that was murdered that’s right murdered!!! To the people that are passing judgement & making harsh comments GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!! If you only KNEW there have been too many that have attended this school & lost their lives to horrible deaths & it’s MORE than just life’s coincedences!!! God bless!!!