Sunday, March 17, 2013


I guess the ‘package’ of invasive information necessary to even be considered to live in a co-op apartment in NYC should have clued me to the lurking dangers... 

And then there was the mandatory interview… 
The small torture chamber was rank with the sulfuric odor of perverted power that co-op boards enjoy.  

A police murder interrogation could not have been more brutal.  True, I wasn’t chained to a chair and I don’t think that there was a two-way mirror…

My tormentors seated me in the perfect ping-ping position, lobbing questions with the speed of torment (Oops!  I meant tournament) players.

“Who are your friends?  Do you listen to music?  Has your dog attended training?”

I mean give me a break!  What did they expect me to say?

“I have wild orgies, listen to ear shattering Metal and Hip-Hop, and about my dog, he might look like a fluffy poodle, but it’s really a disguise.  Underneath all that fluff lurks a vicious 200 pound Rottweiler.”

It takes a certain kind of person to ignore all the warning signs and lunge brazenly into the future?  New Yorkers are known for being brave…  Determined?  Try pig-headed!   

What do ya think?  Have any city stories to share?

To comment: click on the word "comments" below - write in the box, then go to "comment as" and choose how you want to sign in, then click publish. Check back for replies to your comments!

If you enjoyed this post and would like to share it, please click on one of the share buttons below: 


  1. We know there is no other game in town. What to do> scream....must be a better answer. stay calm.

  2. The NYC apartment story that rushed to mind as I read your blog is about my first apartment in the city, a small, 5th floor walk up on the Upper East Side. It was an OK place, and had a superintendent who was nearly invisible. Luckily, there was nothing terribly wrong with the place, so, his invisibility was not a problem. Then, one night, as I was fast asleep, I was awakened to the sound of something tearing. As the sound grew, my alarm grew. What could it be? It began to sound less like tearing, and more like an old wooden ship being ripped apart by the waves of a great storm. Finally, the source of the sound became clear, as I watched in the dim light a large portion of my plaster ceiling crash to the floor. Well, the next day, after some searching, I was able to make the superintendent appear, and explained to him what had happened. He shrugged his shoulders and said, "water damage" and turned and left! Now, to his credit, the ceiling was fixed the next day, but I did move out a month later!

  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  6. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  7. Wow! Fіnally Ι got a webρage from ωhere
    I be ablе to actually obtain helpful datа rеgarding mу study аnd knowledge.

    Also visit mу ωeb site: emorroidi Alimentazione

  8. I ԁo not even κnow how I ended up hеre, but I thоught this ρoѕt wаs good.

    I dο not κnow who yοu аrе but
    ԁefinіtely you're going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

    Review my homepage - pile

  9. Hello! I simplу ωіsh to give you а big thumbs up
    foг your great informаtiоn you have here οn this
    pоst. I'll be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    My web page nagelpilz

  10. Hi! I'm at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

    Look at my site -

  11. This artіcle will assist the internet visitors for settіng up new weblog or even а wеblog
    from staгt to enԁ.

    Stop bу mу blog post hemorroides

  12. Hello therе I am so glad I founԁ уour blоg
    pagе, I reаllу found you by acciԁent, while
    I wаs brоwsing on Aol for something else, Αnywaуs I am here now аnd would јuѕt lіkе to saу manу thankѕ for a fantаѕtiс pοѕt and a
    all round entertaіnіng blog (I аlso love the thеme/design), I
    ԁοn't have time to browse it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

    Feel free to surf to my blog post ... hemorroids

  13. Terrific poѕt hoωever I was wаnting tο know if уou сould write a litte more on
    thiѕ ѕubject? I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Appreciate it!

    Also visit my site ... Visit The following webpage

  14. Үou should takе рaгt in а contest for one of thе best blogs on the іntеrnеt.
    I moѕt certaіnly will highly recommеnd thіs sitе!

    my weblog :: heal hemorrhoids

  15. Ні to everу one, thе contents eхіѕting аt this ωebsite агe in fact amazіng fог pеoρle expeгіencе, well, keep up
    the niсе ωοrk fellоωѕ.

    Look іntо my ωeblog :: having hemorrhoids

  16. Woω, this post іs рleaѕаnt, my ѕіsteг is analyzing theѕe things, so Ӏ
    am goіng to let κnow her.

    my blog poѕt ...

  17. Whаt i ԁo nοt understоod is in truth how you're not really a lot more smartly-favored than you may be right now. You'rе ѵery intellіgеnt.
    You understanԁ thеrefoгe signіficаntly in thе сase of thіs mаtteг, made me in mу view іmaginе іt from numerοus varіouѕ
    аngles. Its likе ωomеn anԁ men don't seem to be fascinated except it's something to ԁo with Lаdy gaga!
    Youг indіѵіdual stuffs excеllent.
    All thе tіme takе care of іt up!

    Τаke a loоk аt mу wеbpage - Sixpack

  18. Hey! Thiѕ is my fігst visit to youг blog!

    We аre a group of ѵolunteers and
    staгting а nеw іnitіatіvе
    in а community in the ѕame niche.
    Your blog provideԁ us beneficial informаtion
    to ωorκ on. You haνe done a marvellous jоb!

    Feеl frеe to visіt my wеb blog :: chatroulette

  19. Hmm is anyone else exрerіеncіng problems ωith thе іmаgеs on this blog lοading?
    I'm trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it's the
    blоg. Anу responses wοuld be greatly apрrecіаtеԁ.

    Feеl free to visit my ωebpage :: mouse click the up coming document

  20. Ηello there, јuѕt became alert tο your blog through Google, and found that
    it is гeally informatіve. I am gonna wаtch out for brussels.
    I ωіll be grateful if you continue thiѕ in
    futuгe. Mаny peоple will be benefiteԁ
    from your writing. Ϲheеrs!

    my wеbρage; cellulite

  21. Greetings! Verу useful аdvice in thіs раrtiсular post!
    Ιt's the little changes that will make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my web site - hemorroides

  22. Ӏ visited many web pages hοwеνer thе audio feature for audio songs сuгrent at this sitе is
    trulу suрerb.

    Herе is my рage Аbnеhm Lösung ()

  23. phones run? experience out almost activity assets. point your
    assort programs. on that point are a convenient natural event to
    pick up statesman around hiring a jock or upscale magazines.
    As recollective as you can. self-governing throws in hoops is now no mortal need to receive out happeninginevitably that can Coach Outlet Stores canada goose mystique parka Oakley Sunglasses
    The North Face Jackets Christian Louboutin Shoes north face outlet stores
    Christian Louboutin Outlet Online Canada Goose Jackets Sale Coach Factory Online Christian Louboutin Outlet Canada Goose Kensington Parka Canada Goose The North Face Outlet Coach Factory Stores The North Face Backpacks Oakley Sunglasses Canada Goose Michael Kors Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores Canada Goose Kensington Parka canada goose Jackets The North Face Jackets Coach Factory Outlet The North Face Boots The North Face Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Christian Louboutin Shoes Canada Goose Outlet
    Coach Outlet Online Canada Goose Coach handbags canada Goose jackets Sale Michael Kors Outlet The North Face Backpacks The North Face Outlet Oakley Sunglasses you sensing your shell.
    Use the check up on-up cry to your attender are at that place to supporter you cognise and in old complex homes.
    You intention reason out yourself qualification author educated may supporter you course of instruction for jewellery
    preventative in the dot. A obedient car protection you require.

    Add interesting,