Five more johns are flushed in Boerum Hill

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Five more men — including one bearing flowers — were busted for trying to get some action at a Boerum Hill corner that has been a roach motel for would-be johns.

Cops from the 76th Precinct have now nabbed 13 men in “Operation Losing Proposition,” their monthly sting at the non-descript corner of Butler and Nevins streets — and in all cases, the horndogs allegedly solicited sex of one form or another from an undercover cop.

All five of the April 15 arrests went down the same way: A car rolled up to the corner and the driver threw out a price, ensuring his arrest for solicitation, a misdemeanor.

But the details are slightly different in each case:

• At 2:10 am, two men drove up and offered $60 — $30 a man — for intercourse.

• At 2:31 am, a lone man in a car offered $20 for intercourse.

• At 3:16 am, another man drove up and made the same offer.

• At 3:57 am, the last customer of the night arrived and offered $30 for oral sex. He also had a bouquet of roses for the would-be fellatrix.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” said a police source. “And it wasn’t even Valentine’s Day!”

Updated 5:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Joey from Clinton Hills says:
sure, $30 and I'll throw in the STD at no extra cost.
April 20, 2010, 9:40 am
Bill Harris from Boerum Hill says:
Get yourselves a neighborhood map, Gersh. Repeat after me 10 times a day while suspended from the ceiling:
"Boerum Hill State to Warren/Court to Fourth" [Avenue].
Just like it says on every piece of Boerum Hill Association stationary.

Don't get me wrong, we used to be infested with prostitution but with good policing no longer. The "action" has now moved south. According to your reporting, the "action"
now in what is known as Gowanus.

[Note: Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood map being shipped FedEx to your office Next Day Air]
April 20, 2010, 10:32 am
Al says:
Neighborhood boundary sticklers are a joke. Especially when so obviously motivated by NIMBY fear for their property values.
April 20, 2010, 10:46 am
Sid from Boerum hill says:
While I agree that neighborhood sticklers should relax about it, I do think that the local paper should at least get it right. The NY Magazine left out most of the Boerum Hill Historic district- most of what they describe isn't Boerum Hill....
April 20, 2010, 11:39 am
girl next door from parkslope says:
Gosh, I dont get flowers from my suitors and I am not a prostitute!
April 20, 2010, 7:04 pm
Rescue2 from Flatbush says:
I can't believe that the NYPD wastes time money and resources to act as hookers. I guess it is easier than actually doing any work.
Feb. 16, 2011, 1:51 pm

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