Tuesday, October 8, 2013

'Friendly neighbors' have concerns about that 'nasty' kiddie pool on the roof



Few things in blog life please us more than Urban Etiquette Signs... like this one that EVG regular Spike shared from along East Second Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

First, the note!



Passive aggressive perfection!

And the aftermath... Ah! Turns out that the note wasn't in reference to a kiddie pool gainfully used by toddlers to keep cool during this recent Fall Heatwave of 2013™ ... it appears that the kiddie pool in question may have been keeping the brews cool during a recent rooftop rager...

Regardless. Someone sort of half-dumped the pool in question. No word on where the mosquitos are.



14 comments:

Spike said...

I had 4 mosquito bites around my ankles last night and I live suspiciously close to the building in question. Not only do these late night debaucherous alfresco soirees keep up the locals, but they are now seriously putting us in danger for yellow fever. Did you know 20,000 laborers lost their lives during the initial French attempt at building the Panama Canal in the 1880's?? When will the NYU expansion stop?! When all local residents are toe-tagged at the Renwick Hospital for Infectious Disease on Blackwell Island?

Anonymous said...

pour bleach (or whatever else that kill bugs) into the tub. wala.

makeout said...

@ Spike

"alfresco soirees" — good one!

DrGecko said...

not bleach - that dilutes too much. Oil. Just a spoonful or two of, say, olive oil, covers the surface of the water with a thin film and suffocates the larvae.

Crazy Eddie said...

Bud Light. I think that says it all of what our neighborhood (and most of the others in Manhattan) has become. We are now all UE Siders. Sad.

2:38 pm said...

pour bleach or oil? How about simply just cleaning up afterwards? Or not having a rooftop rager at all? Kids. Kiddie pool, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Kidults and their requisite kiddie paraphernalia. I'm shocked to see a book on that pile. What on earth could it be a book of!? Or was its pages used to start some kind of impromptu building top camp fire? Wouldn't be surprised.

shmnyc said...

A better solution would have been to turn the pool over and dump the water. How hard would that have been? True, you're cleaning up someone else's mess, but if your goal is to eliminate a mosquito breeding area, writing a note accomplishes nothing.

ShutUpHooker said...

Take a razor blade to it... water exits and no more rager sex receptacle for Bro's and Mayghuns.

Anonymous said...

If you're in the building and the boyos have all arrived,apparent because the parade on the stairwell has ended, just go up and lock that roof door...a few times of those dickheads calling the cops to "rescue" them will settle that.

Anonymous said...

We had an amazing roof top for 16 years of my 18 in the building. In any event, the douche below me kept having parties and not cleaning up....because that's beneath him. In any event our super got so pissed that he told our management co and they put a fire exit. #1 if your building doesn't have the rooftop properly fitted for safety and insured it is a lawsuit waiting to happen. #2 (and I don't agree with this) they can make a fuck ton more money adding cell phone receivers. That's what my building did and now everyone suffers but the landlord.

Beta Theta Pi Iota said...

This is the type of party or gathering that goes on in the suburbs, in small towns, and college dorms, since there's nothing else to do there, but they are held in someone's garage, basement, backyard, or dorm romm. Typifies what EV has become and is inhabited by. They come to the EV to bring their hickness and childishness into the city.

Anonymous said...

This is NYC- there should be nightlife and fun things to do, people to meet, places to see- and these suburban children stay home and invite their friends over for a kiddie pool party complete with jumping on the stairs for fun (toddlers or college kids- can't tell)- I guess the real city is too weird and scary for them. Why come to NYC in the first place?

nygrump said...

Those cell phone machines are perfectly safe. They do not cause cancer or any immune system problems. They have been subject to extensive and long term testing. Do not be full of fear. Cell phones are healthy. Emitting mass amounts of microwaves is safe and healthy. It is proven. Just like flouride.