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Would You Buy A Condo From This Man?

June 18, 2008 by
Filed under: Asshole, Bushwick, Williamsburg 

This is 68 Meserole Street. It was once the site of an enormous bottle recycling facility. Now it has been razed. Surprised and a little disappointed (I found the stench of stale beer that used to hang over this intersection strangely endearing) I took the above photograph.

Shortly after doing so I was confronted by a worker at this site. Not liking where his line of questioning was going, e.g.; Is there a problem here… (If I want to take pictures of a street corner it isn’t anyone’s damned business but my own) I took the liberty of filming our little interaction. Hilarity ensued. (WARNING: Contains “language”. In other words, NSFW!)

After shooting the above film the gentlemen of “MAJ Construction Services” heckled and took pictures of me on their cell phones. One even bothered to drive by and scream at me as I was walking down the street fifty feet away.

Take my advice: unless you want some goon to shove your camera where the sun don’t shine (and I have lived in this city long enough to know there are people here who will pay serious money for this kind of experience, lest any of you are reading, consider this a tip), avoid the corner of Meserole and Leonard Street like the plague. These chaps are real professionals.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Be sure to check out the recent complaints on the Department of Buildings online database. “MAJ Construction” was issued demolition permits June 5, 2008. But that didn’t stop them from getting a head start!

Four complaints called in over a mere 48 hours. That has to be a record! Here’s my personal favorite:

CLR STS COVERS 68-72 AND ILLEGAL CONSTRCTION IS CAUSING BUILDING NEXT DOOR AT 117 LEONARD ST TO SHAKE AND CLR IS CONCERNED ABT BLDG STABILITY CLR ALSO STS SHAKING HAS CAUSED FALLING BRICKS

Apparently the Building Inspector tried twice to get access to 68 Meserole to no avail. May I recommend he (or she) pull out a camera and pretend to take photographs? As we have seen, this is quite effective in getting their attention.

Comments

3 Comments on Would You Buy A Condo From This Man?

  1. nbenford on Wed, 18th Jun 2008 6:50 pm
  2. I had to look up “NSFW.” Brutal. haha

  3. Bluzulu on Wed, 18th Jun 2008 9:47 pm
  4. They obviously have something to hide, or else they wouldn’t be so defensive. These scumbag mafia er uh I mean “developers” are always pulling shady bullshit. I bet if you were to do a check at the Department of Buildings, half of their work orders are fake, or they are reflective of what they’re really doing. They probably paid people off at the DOB. I’m telling you, if anyone told me to shove a camera up my cunt, I’d come down on their asses like white on rice. You should call 311 and start to have them investigated. I bet they have lots and lots of skeletons in their closet. I guarantee it!!!

  5. missheather on Thu, 19th Jun 2008 3:14 am
  6. I took your advice Bluzulu and looked ’em up. I have annotated this post accordingly.

    In addition I corrected a glaring typo I made in the original YouTube video and uploaded a newer version. Ordinarily I chastise myself endlessly for making such a stupid error, but given how upset I was at the time it struck me as only being natural. I was not, am not and will not become acclimatized to having someone speak to me in this manner. I wonder if he kisses his mother with that mouth?

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