Sunday, July 27, 2014

#Couchon3rd now on 2nd Avenue



At East 12th Street. The sign on the sleeper sofa reads #Couchon3rd and #Noton3rd

Previously, #Couchon3rd — with a different couch — was camped out in front of the incoming Westside Market

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

And where are the cops to get rid of this shit?

That Japanese restaurant should be fined for letting that sofa be in front of their building. Aren't those sofas fire hazards as what's to stop people from setting them on fire?

D

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? I thought everyone hated the last 20yrs and wanted the old NYC back. Isn't that right? Well this was part of that. This used to be way more common than it is now. This is just the beginning of Bill DeBlasio bringing us back to the good old days. Rents are a lot cheaper when junkies and hookers and aggressive panhandlers and crazy homeless rule the streets. Like the crazy guys who used to run wild on the upper west side. The cops aren't coming. get used to it. They know city hall isn't their friend anymore so why risk their career or pension. They will do less- a lot less. The aggressive policing of Doomberg is coming to an end. Get used to it. Isn't that what you want?

Anonymous said...

These guys aren't homeless. They are hipster web designers or something slumming it for the summer. They have a hashtag for this nonsense. Hardly the bad old days.

Anonymous said...

I thought the "bad old days" are what people pine for. Cheap rents - high crime- mayhem in the streets- cheap rents for the stores- isn't that the deal that people want back? when the banks and chains wouldn't come here and neither would the tourists or the flyover zone transplants- isn't that the goal? isn't that why Bill D is the mayor?

Anonymous said...

Stop your bitching people. Seriously. Bad luck can happen to anyone, including you. This is NYC after all; it is certainly not the midwest or the south. And, is this individual harming you? Probably not. None of us know how good we have something until it is gone or what even led that person' to this situation. Are any of you that incredulous that we live in a glass tower?

All of the naysayers who comment here are a bunch of fucking bullies. Piss off.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who pretends to be homeless and has a hashtag needs his ass beaten...

Anonymous said...

@5:54 P.M. & 6:35 P.M.

Did you find this website from a link on the post? This is a blog about the East Village. We're not interested blathering from mouth breathers on Staten Island.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:54pm

Get your head out of your ass. People lament the loss of art, culture, and the means to facilitate it e.g. CBGB, Shakespeare Books (soon), etc. not people sleeping in the streets.

Where did I or anyone else say we want rampant, visible homelessness back? I certainly didn't, and I'm NOT saying sweep them under the rug and hide them. Here's something to wrap around your peabrain: I want the '80s and '90s NYC to come back minus the destitution. How's that? Got it? Good. Now kindly take your anti-DeBlasio rants and shove 'em up your ass. This city has been turned into a culutral morass by Giuliani and Bloomberg, maybe the tide turns just a bit with DeBlasio (most likely not.)

D

Anonymous said...

Why do we have gentrification, crappy bros and woo-ers, and ALSO have a huge homeless problem? It kind of is the worst of both worlds here these days.

Anonymous said...

Can I book the double for the holiday weekend

Anonymous said...


By the way folks, homelessness is the highest it's ever been. Not sure what the various "sides" here want to make of that, but it's a fact.

DrGecko said...

ConEd should be called because it's a gas hazard, as to what's to prevent those people from farting?

Anonymous said...

Policy changes Bloomberg and Cuomo are a big part of it. Bloomberg bears most of the blame. The number of shelter residents exploded his era. He was a complete failure in this regard. But he got a lot of shady rich foreigners to buy condos and he put more effort into that.Contrast his statement that people are in the shelters longer because they don't want to leave with the times artciles about the nightmare the shelters really are.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

The couch is available to out-of-towners via AirB&B.