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Waterfront Movie Theatre in Port Chester, NY

Received Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday @ 5:15PM. Boston Post Road in Port Chester and soon after, outside the Waterfront movie theatre. The vehicle was a silver, square shaped, late model Toyota SUV in silver. There was a spare wheel on the back in a black leather case. I saw the word "Cruiser" on the car but don't know if that was all or part of the name. The license plate was from Connecticut. The driver of the vehicle was a young twenties female, with straight dark blond hair, white, non remarkable face and a slim build. I first observed her on Boston Post Road where she was smoking and hollering out to three men on the median outside the Chicken Wing place. I parked in the parking lot and was walking with my husband to the movie theatre when the same vehicle pulled up by the curb outside the movie theatre. I could hear rap music playing in the vehicle. Two girls got out of the car. One had brown hair, was short with long eyelashes and a suntan. The second was taller with long blond hair and blue eyes. Both young girls were dressed in trendy clothing. The oldest girl was probably 11 at the most. They could have been as young as 9. (Hard to tell these days.) At first I assumed the driver of the vehicle was the children's older sister. She had been erratic in her driving and was pulled up outside the theatre at a strange angle with a tire on the sidewalk. The girls got out and the driver peeled off, raised her music. Outside the theatre there were 3-4 teen aged boys who were older. They made a few comments to the girls that were sexually overt. My husband said to one of them, "what the hell is wrong with you, they're just kids." This was after one of the guys said to her, "yeah baby I''ll be waiting for you when you come out." The girls hustled in to the theatre. They were not at all comfortable. They were seeing a different movie for us but the younger looking girl with the darker hair was looking around nervously. I asked her, "are you waiting for your mother?" The girl shook her head and said "no--oh, that was the nanny. She just dropped us off." I know quite a few people in Greenwich have weekend nannies. I can understand that. What I cannot understand is why the nanny left the girls at the theatre? And for any of you parents who are thinking that it is okay to drop off your young girls at this theatre or the theatre in New Rochelle, please do not! Let the nanny sit separately from the children, but do not send them alone. There is a very rough element that hangs out at these gathering places. Groups of trouble making, frightening looking boys. The nanny that dropped these girls off clearly had no common sense. How often are the police called to these two theatres? Often! Don't do it!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

rough element?
rreeeeerrrrr. (cat noise)

ro said...

It's got to be the rap music. Rap music is to blame.

Anonymous said...

Smoking in the car?
A nanny?
Well I guess we should be thankful her window was down!

Anonymous said...

I think you should mind your own business. Obviously this is a common occurance. The parents probably tell the nanny to drop them off.

nanny with a conscience said...

She should mind her own business?
Maybe the parents do tell the nanny to drop the girls off, but the parents need to know that is not a good idea. Some parents are so disconnected from their own children, the only way the find out what is going in their child's life or who he/she is hanging out with or interested in is by sneaking in to their email accounts. And not to protect them, nope. Just as a shortcut, so they dont have to ...gasp... talk to their own children. I know of what I speak. I am a nanny for someone who does just that. She misdirects me all of the time. Fortunately I have the good sense to override her instuctions. My obligation is to take care of the children. "Whatever" is her attitude, not mine.

Kelly said...

It is not safe at all to drop off children in any public place without supervision, no matter what kind of music is being played nearby. If they are not old enough to drive themselves to the movies, they are not old enough to be there by themselves.

maire said...

nanny with conscience,
I totally see your point, however I would not choose to work for a family who acted as such. If I didn't approve of their methods, I would quit, not go against their wishes and put my own ass on the line for the sake of my conscience. I do agree with your opinion, though.
kelly, you are right, in this day and age it is not safe. I remember being in middle school and my mom dropping me off with a group of friends at movies, but that was then, this is now. And it also depends on what area it is, although I agree with you Kelly! I wouldn't do it personally. I only have an infant, so I am no expert on preteens or teens, but I can only imagine how unsafe it will be when she is 12 if it is this bad now. Sad but true!!

Anonymous said...

That might be a nice theatre but it is in the ghetto. You would have to be a complete ass to let your children, especially little girls there ALONE! If I saw a parent doing that, I would call Child Services.

I think OPs point about the rap music makes it sound like nanny is very self centered. Perhaps she is a midwest country bumpkin used to driving a 1982 Hyundai. Now she has the cool SUV and she drives around town like she is the shit instead of realizing that she is not the shit. She is the HELP.

Anonymous said...

The ghetto. lol.
Don't day laborers hang out on that corner? Skeevy.

Anonymous said...

1:31,
I take offense. I have a hyundai and it's used.
Biaach.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Once again someone posting does not know everything about the situation but seems to think it is ok to pass judgement on a nanny.


People! If you must post don't put in the commentary, just put down what you saw happening.

Anonymous said...

I do think it depends some what on area, but a whole lot more on age. If they looked as young as 9, I would not leave them alone in ANY area. I think I was 13, and in the 7th grade, the first time I ever went to a movie theatre with friends (without adult supervision)...and I lived in a VERY small town...I remember that my mom was STILL nervous (and they showed up really early to pick us up--perhaps they actually just parked out front of the theatre the whole time. haha) BUT what I remember most was a lot of older guys hitting on my friend and I. You have to be careful because perverts are every where, and it's easy to prey on innocent little girls "playing grown up" alone at a theatre. Where there are large crowds children can easily disappear. I would never leave an 11 year old alone in the area you are describing. I can only hope her guardians/caregivers find out sooner rather than later that this is not a good idea, before these poor little girls become another statistic on a missing persons poster! It won't happen to me, can only be said so many times, before it is YOU.

Anonymous said...

253,
"if you must post"
"dont put in commentary"

are you the Lord of the blog?
WTF?

Did OP take a sworn oath to be an impartial journalist? No.

"it's okay to pass judgment on a nanny".

Yes, if a nanny is dropping off two little girls ANYWHERE in Port Chester, that is a problem. Do you know Port Chester?

The nanny is also smoking. While driving children around. I damn sure will judge her.

Hope her boss sees this, so someone can smack her across her plain face.

Hooting and hollaring out car windows at guys? Not anyone I would let know my daughter (and she is 15!)

Anonymous said...

So, not to add commentary if we post, correct, oh mighty one? Some people will do anything to discourage posters from reporting incidents. I have to think that these are embittered nannies...

Anonymous said...

yeah you are all just as bitchy looking as i imagined.

Anonymous said...

In the ghetto. Wow, thats a really good one, and where do you live OH MIGHTY QUEEN, in a palace, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones

Anonymous said...

I don't get 8:10
Calling something ghetto is bitchy, yes. But your comment does not make sense. People who live in glass houses? Are you saying that OR lives in a glass house? Are there glass houses in the ghetto?
I wouldn't necessarily call Port Chester a ghetto but I wouldn't call it upscale. I wouldn't leave my children at a movie theatre on their own especially if I had the services of a weekend nanny! What was her hurry? Where was she off to?

Anonymous said...

Oh, Port Chester is pretty ghetto-ish, but that isn't the point. The point of the post was unaccept and potentially dangerous care of two young girls.

maggie said...

810, why do you care who lives where? You sound creepy. Are you a stalker?

I think there is a huge difference between dropping your child off at a neighborhood theatre in Bayberry, Wisconcin or dropping your child of at a huge multiplex in Port Chester, NY. Unless they have made significant improvements, I don't think I would want to see a movie there!

Anonymous said...

You have to be brave to take in a flick at the multiplex in Port
Chester. When I was a young teenager, many of us around the same age walked downtown to the Tivoli theatre that was in our small town. Let me tell you, even then, shenanigans were rampant! There was a lot of pairing up and in some cases, there were those that never really saw the movie. Not me, of course.

Anonymous said...

Does anywhere where there is a significant amount of minorities suddenly qualify as "the ghetto?"
Let me tell you I have worked for families on Park Ave and Westchester who would qualify as ghetto,because of their language ,their morals,their manners.Ghetto to me should be more about how you live than where you live

allison said...

Ghetto-today, commonly defined as a section of a city occupied by members of a minority group who live there because of social restrictions on their residential choice.

Anonymous said...

Seems like everyone is just constantly trying to feel better about themselves by demeaning another person,culture ,thing