...detractors said when the sun goes down on summer weekends, trouble begins, particularly toward and into the early morning. An alleged source of disruption is P.S. 1, the Museum for Contemporary Art, which holds weekend events in its yard on Jackson Avenue. When they are concluded, according to this version of events, many of the celebrants go looking for further alcoholic consumption down at Water Taxi Beach and other places in Hunters Point. WTB gets the main share of attention because it can handle hundreds of persons at a time.
Water Taxi Beach Draws Fire At Special Board 2 Meeting
The complaints came mainly from workers at the Waterfront Crabhouse, at 51st Avenue and 2nd Street. They said that many persons, several of them barely qualified to drink legally, come up from the beach and into the restaurant to use the restrooms or to continue drinking. If refused service or told the restrooms are for patrons only, they often become obstreperous and present a problem for Crabhouse security personnel, the restaurant's workers, mainly women, told the meeting. One of them said she has endured incidents where young drinkers have come toward the restaurant "in droves" and yelled insults she described as "extremely vile" at her. She related being on a smoke break one night when one inebriated man tried to relieve himself in her ashtray.
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