The NYPD and Midtown merchants are bracing for another Easter Sunday (or "Gang Initiation Day") wilding session -- with extra patrols and boosted security ready to take on marauding gangs looking to terrorize Times Square and nearby businesses, officials said yesterday.I guess these punks are just unhappy with what they get in the Easter baskets. Perhaps a government program to ensure everyone gets the proper amount of fat-free chocolate and low-claorie jellybeans is in order.
The extra patrols will make for nearly as many cops as picture-snapping tourists, officials said. Three people were shot and 54 arrested in the area last year.
"Easter used to be all about bunnies and chocolate," lamented Maureen O'Lunney, manager of O'Lunney's restaurant, on West 45th Street.Actually, Easter used to have a more religious meaning, but I guess we shouldn't talk about that in our secular society. We don't want to offend anyone.