Friday, June 3, 2011

This week in discarded mattress epidemics in the East Village

If I took a photo of every discarded mattress that I spotted this past week, well, then I'd have a lot of photos of discarded mattresses to share...

Still, with these, you get the idea...








Dave on 7th sent these next three shots along... And Dave on 7th said, "never seen so many discarded mattresses as I have in the last week."

Seconded.




And I only spotted one mattress that had been wrapped in plastic per the City's wishes...this one of Avenue C at Second Street...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

ewww gross they give me the heebie jeebies!

midas said...

JUNE - JUNE LEASES!

Marty Wombacher said...

I heard they're flying Fletch in to inspect the tags.

EV Grieve said...

@Marty

I'm afraid I'm gonna have to pull rank on you. I didn't want to have to do this.

@Midas

True!

Anonymous said...

Okay, are all of these mattresses out there because of an East Village bed bug epidemic or is it because all the NYU students left for the summer? I need to know! :)

Goggla said...

@Anon 3:51 - I've wondered the same thing. Seems to be more mattresses on the street in the last couple of years. If it's due to bedbugs, why aren't they wrapped up and labelled?! If it's NYU...how can one just discard a mattress every year? Are they that cheap these days?

Jill said...

Definitely move out season. Every year this time there is a bunch of mattresses and Ikea furniture littering the streets. I used to get a lot of stuff at this time, but due to bed bugs those days of interesting drawers and boxes are gone.

itchy said...

I always give street mattresses a wide berth when walking down the street. Such is my fear of bedbugs!

esquared said...

one would also notice the number of u-haul trucks at this time of year. in addition to the college students, these are from people who have moved in to the ev for the bar or/and nightlife scene and only sign one-year lease and are now moving out to brooklyn, ues, uws, the next 'it' nabe, or [back to] midwest. they're just a prolonged version of the b&t crowd.

not like back then when people moved in the ev to stay and build a community. but now, they don't stay and destroy a community.

and then the cycle begins yet again, until they've sucked the life out of the ev...

Anonymous said...

@esquared: It's funny because my friends have all been here for 5+ years. I guess maybe we're "yunnies" who stay put. Or have bad hearing. Or actually just really, really love the east village. You should give some of us a chance. I promise, we're not all worth lumping together, even if we look young. We'll smile back!

But I do know for the sake of commenting on blogs, stereotyping goes much farther.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous 10:08 p.m., I like you. :)

You make a good point. Not all the young people who move into the neighborhood are party animals just hear to drink beer and puke on our streets. I was young when I moved to the East Village twenty years ago, and I wasn't like that.

Bed bugs said...

I thought I was the only one that noticed this happening! It's not just mattresses but also couches and other such furniture. It's crazy!

esquared said...

@ anons. 10:08 PM and 8:28 AM

it's great that you and your friends stayed here for 5+ years. i'm referring to those that don't stay and are only here for 1 yr., 2 tops, and use the ev as they're personal playground or as a prolonged hotel stay and not a residence

then again, if you're being defensive about the comment, then maybe you or your friends fall into that stereotype that you think and claim i'm implying

Anonymous said...

@esquared: Oy.

But ok, you win this round. I guess I was completely defensive.

shmnyc said...

These are some good ones. I've been taking pictures of discarded mattresses for almost a year. That's when I noticed the sudden preponderance of them. http://www.flickr.com/groups/bedbugmattresses/