Showing posts with label pot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pot. Show all posts

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Today's Urban Etiquette marijuana sign of the day

Paraphrasing here, but someone is requesting that people do not smoke marijuana in the lobby of this building along Second Street... because "not everybody likes that shit." The sign leaver's advice? Do it inside your own apartment.

No word about about the greasy-looking smears on the sign.

Thanks to chang0blanco for the share!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Reader mailbag: What do I do about my new neighbors who smoke pot all the time?

After last week's reader question about finding places in the neighborhood that still have an older East Village vibe... and after assuring me that he was not pulling one over on the Griever ...

The scenario from a reader: The neighbors are new as of the beginning of September. They are recent college grads who seem fairly well off and pretty insular. (Meaning they're not the let's-meet-the-new-neighbor types.) They have some unknown office jobs. They both arrive home around the same time each night (7ish). And then just about every waking moment in the evenings, mornings and weekends, they're smoking pot. And it's likely not for medical reasons.

While the reader isn't opposed to you know, partying, he doesn't want to have to smell the weed all the time. It has become annoying.

So. Urban Etiquette Sign? An awkward knock on the door? Call the landlord's management company? 311? The cops? If you don't like pot, then move to ________?

I did a little research and found this piece from the Daily News from May 2012 on the topic.

Important soundbite:

"New York courts have recently found that secondhand smoke constitutes a breach of the warranty of habitability, which is a non-waivable obligation imposed on all residential landlords [including co-ops] to insure that the premises are fit for human habitation and do not contain any conditions that would be dangerous, hazardous, or detrimental to tenants' life, health or safety," says Ian Brandt, a real estate lawyer at Braverman & Associates in Manhattan. "The threat of habitability violations might be sufficient economic incentive for a landlord to begin eviction proceedings."

The reader wanted to know if anyone has managed a similar experience (preferably successfully). Any advice? Anyone...?


We often get reader queries ... asking for help with, say, donating clothes or books ... or finding an East Village-based caterer... If you have a question for the masses, then try the EV Grieve email...

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Daily News goes all out in its coverage of a Bowery Hotel bellhop who allegedly sold pot to an undercover cop

Wow. The Daily News had three reporters on this six-sentence story that included photos of the 25 year old being led out of The Bowery Hotel (in his uniform) in handcuffs yesterday and a photo of him after being released on a criminal possession of marijuana charge last night.

Per the Daily News, the accused is a college graduate with no criminal record.

Did someone at the paper have a bad experience at the hotel?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Oh, just another story about someone getting arrested for selling marijuana-laced rice krispie treats on East 14th Street

[Not really the pot rice krispie treats]

No time for bad pot puns. Let's get right to this piece in the Post this morning.

Cops arrested two men Wednesday after busting up their half-baked East Village drug deal and discovering a sweet stash of dozens of marijuana-laced Rice Krispie’s Treats, The Post has learned.

Ariel Herrera, 23, allegedly hid the sugary snacks and their secret ingredient in the back seat of his 2011 Honda Accord — where cops caught him peddling pot-filled treats to Logan Delfugeo in front of an East 14th Street apartment building.

"I guess these guys wanted to take care of the high and the munchies all at once," a law enforcement source deadpanned.

Ha,ha. Anonymous law enforcement sources are so funny!

This happened between Second Avenue and Third Avenue, which the Post noted is "a drug-sales hotspot." Delfugeo reportedly said that he needs marijuana for medical purposes.

The lesson: You should never, ever buy anything from rice krispie treat dealers, alleged or otherwise. Sure, baking rice krispie treats from a mix with weed butter is difficult, but you will simply need to experiment finding the right ratio of oil to egg to butter.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The grass is always greener on Second Avenue

NYC the Blog reported Friday that a pot plant was found growing here in the wild... Sure, you can click on the NYC the Blog link to find out for yourself where this might be, but I will not be the one to tell you it's on Second Avenue near First Street. No, that wouldn't be the right thing to do. As for looking for it myself, I can neither confirm nor deny that.

Anyway! As NYC the Blog wrote: Is this a public art project meant as wry commentary on how New York City is going to pot?