Huevogate ’09 Still Roiling Slope Dog Run

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The mad egg-tosser who lives in the Novo has once again lashed out at the dog run underneath the 4th Avenue condo. A few nights ago, a woman says she brought her dog to the run so he could do his evening business and someone chucked an egg down at her from the condo. On the one hand: As in the incident four weeks ago, the dog and owner were in the run in the evening, when it’s supposed to be closed. On the other: The woman says her dog wasn’t making noise, and that she’s been taking him to the run at night since it opened more than a year ago. Questions abound among the run’s users. Is the egger perhaps a teenager, or just a crazy person? Do most of the Novo’s residents feel enmity towards the dog run? When will peace be restored in the Slope???
Slope Dog Run Egging On At Least One Novo Resident [Brownstoner]

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  • Nice graphic

  • daveinbedstuy

    Closed means closed.

  • some people work during the day and can only take their dog to the dog run at night. the person throwing the egg is an a-hole with a cold heart. someone should go there one night with a BB gun and their dog and see where the egg is coming from. then shoot her in the face. i said her because that is what the psychic part of my brain is saying. it’s totally some bitter 40 year spinster with a chip on her shouldar.

    *rob*

  • At least it’s organic.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • delepp

    Hope that’s not an organic egg, better to toss the cheapies in these economic times. Or better yet water balloons.

  • AND ALOL at the picture. at first i thought it was some random sculpture in the dog run. it only just hit me now upon third viewing of the picture what it really is. good job!

    also someone should do a test on the eggs… to see if they are organic or not.. it would help to identify and narrow down the culprit. but i was channeling alison dubois in my last post and i think im pretty spot on with the description of the perp. i think the NYPD needs to hire me.

    *rob*

  • lol, i think everyone is clearly on the same page with this one. except dave, who insists that when a park is closed, it’s closed.. but i bet he’s been in a many a parks after dark that were “closed” ;)

    *rob*

  • who builds a condo next to a dog run or vice versa?

    looks like they all are getting what they deserve for their stupidity

  • The big dog run in Brooklyn Heights, on Squibb Hill, is really nice because there are no buildings adjacent. The world of the city dog run, do’s and don’ts, proper etiquette, breaking up fights, sharing toys, etc etc is a whole blog onto itself. Clearly, throwing things at people and pets is a big no-no even if they are not supposed to be there at night.

  • daveinbedstuy

    LOL, rob!!!!!

    Touche

  • I’m no dog run fan….precious urban park space taken up for pets. And of course person should not be there when closed. Follow the rules. And that goes for egg thrower also.

  • entitled pricks – if the dog run is closed, don’t bring your dog there. very simple

  • This person is clearly a crazy person.

  • quote:
    precious urban park space taken up for pets

    sorry, but pets > crotchfruit.

    pets don’t need strollers, free taxpayer subsidized subway fares, free taxpayer schooling, and stupid frou-frou maternity shops. so your argument is as moot as tyra’s booty.

    *rob*

  • I’m depending on crotchfruit to pay medicare and social security in future years for me. So I smile at them and think of them as future taxpayers.
    Also…I remember being a cute crotchfruit myself. After few years I learned to walk myself and use a toilet. That can’t be said for pets.

  • Best Headline so far.

    Does the headline refer in some kind of blind item clue as to the ethnicity of the Huevo thrower?

    I would suggest that the dog owners start a Yahoo Community Group, perhaps “Perros con Hevos” can be the name. The groups can organize to stop using the dog run after hours and start letting the doggies poop at the gate of the closed dog park.

    Any volunteers to spend one evening staking out the place. To find out which apartment is throwing the eggs?

  • quote:
    I’m depending on crotchfruit to pay medicare and social security in future years for me.

    well im paying NOW for their obnoxious empty-nester grandparents who are all moving back into the city like fruitflies on a rotten kiwi, so it all evens out!

    *rob*

  • quote:
    Any volunteers to spend one evening staking out the place. To find out which apartment is throwing the eggs?

    i’d SO be up to volunteer with my pitbull for a covert sting operation, if youre serious.

    *rob*

  • benson

    Recently I found out that my neighbor is one of the recepients of the tossed egg!! Seriously.

    He reports that the eggs are indeed organic,so it’s not a complete loss.

  • im also not afraid of getting arrested for this sting operation. (never been before!)
    i think everyone needs to get arrested at least once in their life, no?

    *rob*

  • daveinbedstuy

    I bought fresh eggs last night for a spaghetti carbonara.

  • It’s pathetic to witness a hissy-fight between posters who are pro-pets vs. those who are pro-children as if children and pets were not supremely compatible.

  • minard, some pets like to eat children. they are not all compatible

    *rob*

  • Here’s the rub, eh toss. If the dog run is supposed be closed at night, then it should be closed at night. In other words, dog owneres don’t use the run at night. Novo dwellers work with your community board to make sure that the run’s closing is enforced.

    Share, share, share alike!

  • brooklynhome, i totally agree with that point, really. if it’s supposed to be closed, then yeah, it should be closed. obviously it’s closed for a reason. it’s just funny to see how pet owners and baby owners all act like a bunch of big cry baby whiners in this city.

    *rob*

  • What I want to know is how is she able to pick up her very well behaved pooch’s shit in the dark. She must be psychic or has a keen sense of smell. Did her dog enjoy lapping off the splattered eat treat?

  • daveinbedstuy

    For the record, I’m an animal lover. But when the dog run says “Closed” that means “Closed.”

    Self entitled assholes need to learn to obey the rules and act like civilized people.

  • “pets don’t need …. stupid frou-frou maternity shops”

    But, at least in Brownstone Brooklyn, they apparently need doggy day care, which is every bit as despicable.

  • rob,

    As a self-confessed water balloon tosser, isn’t saying “the person throwing the egg is an a-hole with a cold heart” just a trifle hypocritical?

  • denton

    “minard, some pets like to eat children. they are not all compatible”

    In some places children get to eat pets.

  • quote:
    As a self-confessed water balloon tosser, isn’t saying “the person throwing the egg is an a-hole with a cold heart” just a trifle hypocritical?

    i’ve stated this in the other thread about this same topic a few weeks ago… there is a huge difference between throwing and egg which could render someone BLIND or DEAF if hit in the right spot, and throwing a water balloon!

  • Closed or not closed, Street Rules apply. You throw an egg at me or my dog, I throw a rock at your window. I was starting pitcher on my highschool baseball team, and a sniper in the Marines. Power+Accuracy.

  • Glory days well they’ll pass you by
    Glory days in the wink of a young girl’s eye
    Glory days, glory days

  • If the run is closed, how did the dog owner get in? Aren’t they usually fenced off?

    But throwing things at someone is still a big no-no. The dog wasn’t barking, so ti seems the egg thrower was simply being malicious. Quetal points up the real possibility of how an incident could escalate. If the egg thrower is not a 6 year old, they should go to the board and work on a solution.

    and rob- throwing water balloons or eggs makes no difference. It’s nasty.

  • Yummy, egg cusTURD.

  • Looks like a peacock egg.

  • quote:
    and rob- throwing water balloons or eggs makes no difference. It’s nasty.

    well for what it’s worth i havent thrown water balloons since my early early 30′s. i’ve grown up a bit!

    *rob*

  • Not only do dogs use dog runs — people use them too. People walk there to meet other people. rESULT: Healthier humans. Less need for the human’s CF to put them in a nursing home in 20 years.

    It’s more difficult to attach class signifiers to dogs than it is to CF (you know what I mean.) RESULT: More harmonius neighborhoods.

    Dogs that are exercised in dog parks bark less when they are back in their brownstones with their humans (probably both are tired.) Result : Quieter neighborhoods.

    Dogs that use dog runs are most likely to “eliminate” in the run — they want to send their peemail, etc, on top of where other dogs have done theirs. Result: Cleaner sidewalks.

    In dog runs with 24-hour or late night hours, dog owners and their LF (leash—–?)walk through communities in the evening. RESULT: Safer neighborhoods.

    Dog owners who enter dog runs when they are closed mess things up for other dogs and owners who obey the rules. RESULT: Situations like the one described above.

    Maybe the offending dog really doesn’t bark much, but that’s a slippery slope. A true no-/low-barking dog in the run after hours encourages noisy, constantly barking dogs to enter the run after hours. People can be in denial about their LF just as much as they can be in denial about their CF. Can’t the doorman or super of the Novo lock the run at the proper time?

  • denton

    If the run is closed at night, whatever night means, then the Slope got fucked. Before the Novo, there were two dog runs, and you could go there all the time without having to worry about yuppie egg throwers. Now there is just one run, and a lot of people don’t like it cuz of the gravel bed.

    Great job boymegreen!

  • bklyn20, you had me until you had to bring up leasefruit. the last time i checked my dog didnt spring from MY loins!

    *rob*

  • I think this story might be urban legend.

    If its at night and you and your dog are walking around on gravel, there is no way you’d see or hear an egg being tossed unless it landed right near you. And while the Novo is very close, you’d still need REALLY good aim to be able to get the egg that close….

  • and one would THINK eggs would be in short supply in the building, if you know what i mean lol

    *rob*

  • rob- no excuses. You also posted the egg-thrower ( presumed by you to be a woman) should be shot in the face. So in your estimation, just how much have you grown up?

  • denton

    funny thing is that the Novo has also been bitching about the dance parties that were being held on the roof of LeBleu…

    Did someone say go back to Ohio?

  • if someone threw an egg at my dog and i happen to have a BB gun (not a 9 MM or anything like that, duh) yes, id shoot them in the face. what does that have to do with being a grown-up!?

    *rob*

  • It’s kinda funny – when people are on here trying to find non-violent, friendly ways to solve QOL conflicts – everyone makes fun of them for being passive aggressive midwestern transplants and then tell a funny, exaggerated anectode about how ‘back in the day’ beefs with neighbors in Brooklyn were solved with some combonation of a blunt object and profanity.

    This person seems to be solving their beef ‘old school brooklyn style’ and they are STILL an annoying transplant.

  • rob- Aren’t you the guy who claimed an egg could blind or deafen someone? What do you think a bb gun in the face would do? As for the dog- he’d just lick off the egg. He’s me a sticky mess but he wouldn’t be blind or bleeding.

  • no dipster.. going old school on their ass would entail actually going downstairs into the dogrun and confront them face to face, not anonymously throwing an egg from above.

    *rob*

  • “no dipster.. going old school on their ass would entail actually going downstairs into the dogrun and confront them face to face, not anonymously throwing an egg from above.”

    True – but still better than posting in the Brownstoner Forum asking how they should phrase the passive aggressive ironic poster they plan on taping to the dog run gate.

    And Rob – you’re just defending this cuz you love dogs – you KNOW if this dog run was a crotchfruit jungle gym instead you’d be chuggin a 40 of haterade right now. Keep it real man!! ;)

  • bxgirl, the bb gun would be for self defense and retaliation against someone who attacked FIRST (well my dog first). and it’s a really hypothetical situation. do you seriously think i would even have the balls to do such a thing? it’s nice to think i would, but i probably wouldnt, and you know that too. this person throwing the egg is just doing it because they are probably annoyed by some teeny slightly like a little bark or a dog fart. big difference!!! it’s all about the motive!

    *rob*

  • “the bb gun would be for self defense”

    lol.

  • So, to sum up:

    Throwing egg at dog = Not OK.

    Shooting person in face with BB gun = OK.

    Glad we got that sorted out.

  • Nomi

    That photo hurt my brain for a little while. I’m very delicate.

  • quote:
    you KNOW if this dog run was a crotchfruit jungle gym instead you’d be chuggin a 40 of haterade right now. Keep it real man!! ;)

    lol okay good point on that. but i think i’d be smart enough to do a little research before moving next to such a thing, you know? i.e. i would never move to a block with a school on it and then complain everyday at 3pm. as people have previously said about this place, there were two dog runs there before the yuppie tower was erected, so boohoo for the residents if they have to deal with a dog, (but like i said, people SHOULD obey the hours posted.. but that’s another issue totally)

    *rob*

  • DS, I think the point is, You have a beef say something, dont throw an egg.

    In a hypothetical situation, IF the egg is thrown first, THEN you shoot the thrower in the face with a bb gun.

    Not Throwing egg at dog = Not OK.

    Shooting person in face with BB gun = OK.

    DH, native NY’ers, and Brooklynites are a bunch of NIMBY’s, what more do you expect than for them to bitch and moan about people from a place they’ve never been themselves?

  • infinitejester

    “On the other: The woman says her dog wasn’t making noise, and that she’s been taking him to the run at night since it opened more than a year ago.”

    In other words, “I’ve been committing the same petty, annoying offense for a year and it’s never come back to haunt me, so why can’t I keep doing it?”

    Some people have no sense of how their actions are just self-serving.

  • I’m a dog owner, and if the park is closed, they shouldn’t be there, that goes without saying. Walk your dog on the street, or go up to Prospect Park before 9 AM or after 9 PM when its legal.

    However, breaking the law by throwing an egg out of a window and potentially injuring a person or their pet is an idiotic way to stop someone else form breaking the laws of the dog park–in this case, the closing times. If you really want them out of there, call 311, or talk to your beat cop. Is the issue really worth hurting someone over? An egg from high up can do more damage than just yoke in the face.

    On the other hand, maybe the dogs in that park now have shinier coats, thanks to the eggs.

  • quetal- but you’re a Brooklynite, no?

    “do you seriously think i would even have the balls to do such a thing? it’s nice to think i would, but i probably wouldnt”
    This is why you are so lovable,rob! All someone would have to do is show you the picture of a peacock and that’s it. I wonder if it would stop the dog owner from using the dog run after hours? :)

  • Eww…this is sooo ghetto! Throwing eggs at people from a distance…cowards. I say get over it or come outside and say something in person, be a man or woman about it if it bother them so much! Passive-aggressive personalities…

  • Again I dont think the story is true – but if it is…..”Give that guy a contract” (Mets are desperate for pitching)

  • Rob, I called dogs leashfruit because many people who have them are about as attached to them as they are to their c_*%^$fruit. (Sorry, call me prissy, I just can’t type that word.) I have dogs and a kid, and thus feel entitled to make this observation. And for those who impugn dogs compared to children, yes, kids are more important.

    I don’t treat my dogs as if they were my children. They are different creatures: the animals I live with. My dogs don’t wear clothes unless it’s freezing out. They will be dead before I am, unless I am very unlucky or they can find the spare change to get themselves cloned. But until she’s 22 or has her black belt, my kid can’t keep me safe on a 12:00 am trip to the Korean deli for the milk for her cereal tomorrow. Your child doesn’t deter burglars from touring your home; your dog does. And if the boiler breaks down, your dogs can keep your family warm overnight, while you magnanimously lend your space heater to the leashfruit-less people upstairs. Last of all, your dogs will never tell you that you are totally out of it, and immediately afterward ask to borrow your favorite item of clothing, even though you are so verrry uncool.

  • quote:
    Your child doesn’t deter burglars from touring your home

    hmm.. if i was a burglar, i bet they would

    *rob*

  • rf

    And your child will be toilet-trained by 3 or 4 at the latest; you will be scooping the poop as long as your dog is alive.

    But no FAFSA or college tuition and no applying for pre-k, k, middle school, high school, college! After the first year until the last year or two, dogs are definitely cheaper.

    Now cats…

  • Havemeyer

    A long, long time ago, when there was still a really good italian deli across the street from the kellogg, macri square (where that bocci court is) became an informal dog run. It was perfect — the only other people that used it were the cracked out junkies living under the BQE, and, really, it soon became a community gather place.

    But it was not to last.

    The way I heard it was, the owners of Kellogg’s complained about the “noise” and “filth”. Then they started locking it and putting out rat poison. Naturally, the quality of life on that corner increased a hundredfold, with all the dog owners gone.

    (Okay, that last sentence was sarcasm, it was a few more years before they got rid of the tent city under the underpass, and I believe there are STILL people nodding off and vomiting on those benches.

  • Heather, interesting you write this. I was actually prompted to look for additional dog runs in the area, and saw that Macri was listed. I’ve never taken a dog there, but as of yesterday had considered it.

    http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/park_list/index.html?search=11211&facility%5B%5D=6163&type=zip#form_top