Culture on the Cheap
Fire Down Below
A reader of New York Shitty, Astral resident and all-around very nice woman, Rowan, gave me her take on the bedbuggery going down there. She writes:
Personally, I haven’t experienced the bedbug problem (knock on wood!), but I also haven’t been living there that long – only since March 2007. I do see furniture and mattresses that are left out front with warnings about bug infestations, usually in front of 74, but that’s something you probably see, too.
This evening as I was walking to Casa Mon Amour something in front of the 74 India Street entrance of the Astral caught my eye
I honestly didn’t know bedbugs could (or would care to) infest such an item. What a pain in the ass (pun intended). Obviously I need to read Bedbuggers more thoroughly— and often.
As should the person who saw fit to rummage through these bags of clothing placed precariously (and tellingly) close to the above-infested chair.
What’s that burning sensation you’re feeling down there? It’s Greenpoint!
P.S.: I’d like to give the fine folks at Bedbugger a hearty helping of thanks on behalf of a good friend of mine who just discovered she has some unwanted roommates. She really enjoyed reading your site— she only wishes she didn’t have to. Nothing personal.