Earlier this month, I suggested that the problem was a trickle-down effect...of crime! Against a backdrop of mass-criminality like the Atlantic Yards, of course a wave of petty crime would spring up, no? Is that a crazy idea? Where else in Brooklyn have borderline-criminal landgrabs been going on? Ummm....Coney Island? Has there been a spike in crime out there? Oh, actually, the Post reported yesterday that Coney crime has been increasing dramatically. "Last summer there were a lot of murders in Coney Island,” one store owner told the paper. “The incidents of gun violence has increased dramatically." So much so that a Coney Island Coalition Against Violence formed and recently began distributing 1,000 anti-gun-violence posters. Is it really so surprising that more crime would burst out a neighborhood against which so much crime has been committed? Just like how abused children often grow up to abuse their own.