Sunday, November 16, 2008

TEEN ATTACKED WITH CAR AT BAYSIDE PARTY

MAN ENRAGED AFTER BEING ORDERED NOT TO SMOKE
By Georgett Roberts, Tatiana Deligiannakis and Lorena Mongelli, NY Post

A man enraged when his pal was ordered not to smoke at a birthday party on a bus smashed his car into a teen reveler, nearly killing him early today in Queens, cops said.

Dimitri Arvanitogainnis, 19, was left in a medically induced coma, his skull smashed in the 1 a.m. attack at Corporal Kennedy Street and 32nd Avenue in Bayside.

He had been at the celebration for a girl turning 18 when a fellow partygoer was asked not to light up, witnesses said.

"He had a punk . . . attitude," said Harry Damahakin, 21. "He said 'OK,' but with no respect."

The smoker and two friends got off the bus and jumped into a Honda, and the driver, one of the smoker's pals, steered the car into others who had left the bus.

Arvanitogainnis hit the windshield and was sent flying. "I went over to him and yelled, 'Dimitri!'" said Damahakin. "I got no answer. I felt his pulse. He felt dead to me."

The unidentified driver sped off but was caught and arrested.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bayside sure sounds
like a "nice place to live".

First it was those neo-Nazi skinheads plaguing the Bay Terrace area in the early 1990s then came the shootings and killings on or near "Bar (Bell) Blv'd".

Downtown Flushing may have its squalor but beautiful downtown Bayside has its high level of violence!

Oh but that often unmanned (Stavisky instituted) NYC auxiliary police booth will protect us all.

Anonymous said...

Is Debbie Markell-Kleinert running for the council seat being vacated by Tony Avella? Let the tweeding begin!

italian girl said...

anonymous said...
"Bayside sure sounds
like a "nice place to live"."

Bayside is a nice place to live. So is Whitestone, North Flushing, Little Neck and Douglaston. While the rest of Queens' home values plummet, Northeast Queens is still hot. And always will be.

Remember that.

Anonymous said...

The problem is the combination of spoiled brat twenty somethings and these ridiculous party busses. I have been seeing them riding around on weekends for a few months now, normally on weekend nights. I remember when I first saw one going down Northern Boulevald, that they were a rolling disaster waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

You can't blame the party bus for someone's stupidity. It could easily have happened when someone came out from a bar, was standing on a street corner, or anywhere else for that matter.

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

"Bayside is a nice place to live. So is Whitestone, North Flushing, Little Neck and Douglaston. While the rest of Queens' home values plummet, Northeast Queens is still hot. And always will be.

Remember that."

Just leave the bait on the hook.

italian girl said...

hehehehehe


Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Anonymous said...

You can't blame the party bus for someone's stupidity. It could easily have happened when someone came out from a bar, was standing on a street corner, or anywhere else for that matter.

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OK, point taken. This probably wasn't the best situation for me to go off on my anti-party bus rant. Still, I am very weary of them, and I fear that they are tragedies waiting to happen. We already have enough clubs that allow trouble like this to incubate, we don't need moving vehicles to reach the same ends.

Anonymous said...

I THINK THE BIGGIE SMALLS WES DRIING

Anonymous said...

"Bayside sure sounds
like a "nice place to live".

First it was those neo-Nazi skinheads plaguing the Bay Terrace area in the early 1990s then came the shootings and killings on or near "Bar (Bell) Blv'd".

Downtown Flushing may have its squalor but beautiful downtown Bayside has its high level of violence!

Oh but that often unmanned (Stavisky instituted) NYC auxiliary police booth will protect us all."


You cant compare this to shootings or killings overall.... Bayside is a generally safe and nice place to live. This was an isolated incident and was not random. It was a bunch of stupid kids. So sad.

annoulzz said...

Bayside is a nice residential area.

Anonymous said...

i know the kid who was driving and he is not a crazy hothead like every news story says he is. he's actually a pretty level headed kid from flushing his story was that a group of 10 kids was chasing his car with weapons and as he sped away to flee the scene he hit this kid. i dont believe how many newspapers are saying he just went out of his way to delibrately hit this kid for no reason no paper has even mentioned that 10 kids were chasing the car.