Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Are more people throwing away mattresses these days?

Dave on 7th sent along this photo from this morning on Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

Which reminds me that I have about 10 photos of discarded mattresses on my camera from the last few days (students moving out?) ... And most of them weren't wrapped in plastic per the City's wishes. In the photo here, it appears that the mattress was wrapped, but the bedbugs simply broke free.


Big Brother said...

If I pissed and vomited in my bed every night like some of these Staten Island imports do, I'd have Sleepy's on speed dial too.

That thing looks like a crime scene.

shmnyc said...

I started noticing an increase in discarded mattresses about a year ago, and began documenting them at that time. I have a Flickr group called Bedbug Mattresses. Follow the link at my name.