Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In regards to the roof

First off, I appreciate you taking some time out of your day to handle all that the 132n5thst blog has become, and boy has it become (a place for tenants to argue). I was sitting on the roof today and thinking about the issues regarding the cleanliness of the roof. In the past I have contemplated cleaning up, just for the sake of cleaning, but for some reason, I felt as though getting spotted on the roof, cleaning up, would somehow make me look like the bad guy who caused the mess in the first place. But as I thought about it, I remembered that there have been numerous occasions where people with no association to our building would be on the roof, adding to the mess, and because of that, it was likely that the blame would go round and round and round. So I decided to clean up the mess, cigarette butts and all, though not perfect, because while I may have not been the culprit, I do not want to lose the privilege of going on the roof, cause damn it is one hell of a roof, and I love hanging out up there. Based on all of the other blog entries, it seems as though there is a lot of false, and blind blame being thrown around, that has resulted in some silly arguments that ultimately lead nowhere. Personally, I would prefer if everyone would take care of the roof and clean up after themselves, but as we have seen that is not going to happen, so my own personal solution was to clean up, and not make a big deal out of it. Reminds me of a story, I once was out to dinner with an old girlfriend of mine and ordered something that she thought was terribly unappealing. I remember her saying, "that looks disgusting, how could you eat that", to which I replied, "just because you think it looks gross, doesn't mean I will like it any less". This is sort of how I feel about cleaning, there are some that like to keep things neat and organized, and there are others who could care less, so for us that prefer cleanliness, we can try to keep things clean, not worry about it, or continue to get upset and complain. Personally, I would prefer to do what I feel is right, given the situation, and not get upset that someone else does not agree with my beliefs. I am not going to deny that there are plenty of arguments to what I am saying (well if you keep cleaning up, than others will keep thinking they can openly trash the roof, etc, etc), but at the time it seemed like the right thing to do. I can't really say why I am writing this letter because I would prefer to be kept anonymous, but I wanted to mention why things were cleaner than usual up there.
Thanks again for controlling the blog.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Negotiating leases in light of the current rent decreases

This was in the mailbox this morning ...

Hey, was wondering if we could post an open thread about negotiating leases. in light of the current rent decreases (see
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/realestate/29cov.html), might be interesting to discuss negotiations to renew our leases. i know we're looking to have our rent decreased, as it's already overpriced, otherwise we're considering moving out.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Roof Blues

With the dawning of Spring A.K.A. the ever escalating party season here at 132 North 5th it’s time to fire up the blog again. All I ask is that YOU DON’T shoot the messenger. With that – this was in the 132north5@gmail.com mailbox this morning sent by anonymous …. Here we go!

As if the ever growing garbage was not bad enough on the roof I went up there at about 11:00 PM last night and there was not one, but two unattended fires going.

I’ll say it again - two burning fires with no one on the roof!
One was burning in a new Hibachi/mini grill sort of thing, (I say new because the box it came in was littering the roof right next to it –of course) and the other unattended flames could be found in the round portable fire pit which has been on the roof since time immemorial. The fire pit was recently relieved of its contents of spent beer cans and rank garbage etc. by simply dumping it on the roof. Nice!

Oh, Btw, the Hibachi was butting up against the tar wall. UNATTENDED!
Can you fucking believe it?

Who are you?
How could you be that FUCKING stupid?

The new tenants in this building become more moronic as time goes on.

If I find out who you are I am taking the contents of those grills and any associated garbage and I will happily dump them on your front door.

Wake the fuck up!