I think this is the first time I've heard relatively positive comments on the BAS. I don't think too many forum members will start joining though, if they had to pay $20 to join a club, they'd probably prefer something more niche.
I believe auctions are a part of their monthly meetings as well, but this month, it was just a big one.
Is Coney Island generally considered unsafe? I've always thought it was too barren to be considered unsafe.