“There is no enforcement [of park regulations],” said Angelo Izzi, who was in the park with his Newfound-retriever pooch. “All this charcoal — it’s killing the trees.”
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Tony Chiappelloni was especially upset because the peninsula — which is a dog run — is ostensibly off-limits for grilling, though the chicken bones and charcoal-piles proved that many park-goers had ignored the small signs posted on the edge of the field.
“Chicken bones splinter [in a dog’s stomach],” said Chiappelloni while picking up garbage. “Charcoal in the lake — that’s petroleum — it’s toxic!
“And more trash means more rats, and they carry diseases,” he added.
As another dog-lover, Frances Brodeur, collected garbage, she lamented that some people just seem to have no respect for Brooklyn’s most-cherished natural area.
Hat-tip to Christina.