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Reader Email Of The Day: The Greenpoint Y
Ordinarily one would equate a gym with health. That is, of course, unless you happen to patronize the Greenpoint Y— in which case a rather nasty surprise might be awaiting you in the cardio room. D writes on February 22, 2009:
For the past 2 days, there has been a dead/drowned bedbug on water fountain in the cardio room.Â I did not go to the Y today but I bet it’s probably still there.Â If it is still there tomorrow I am going to say something to the people at the desk because that is just horrendous…
I have heard rumors for well over a month that this building (specifically the living quarters) is infested with bedbugs. Has anyone else out there encountered these creepy critters at this establishment? If so, please leave your experience in the comments. I’d love to hear your story.
UPDATE, February 23, 2009:
The bedbug was still there this morning!Â Granted, they are small and apparently no one even noticed it, I just have a knack for spotting this stuff.Â It’s either a blessing or a curse.Â 🙁
So I went to tell the girl at the counter and she was like “what???” She gave me an envelope and I took a piece of paper towel and pushed it in and gave it to her.Â A woman who looked like she had a maintenance outfit on came over and asked what was going on.Â I told her and she told me they’ve had exterminators in and that they tell people not to put stuff on the floor.Â I don’t, thankfully, and from what I understand they probably won’t ever be on any machines, more likely in the cracks between the wall and floor.Â I told them they would probably want to get exterminators back in.