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Musician Jonathan Mann is looking for a roommate in his Williamsburg apartment. Aside from the standard craigslist ad he recorded a catchy Better Than Ezra referencing tune to help his search. I actually have a friend who lives in this building, and I can vouch that even though there is no elevator it is a pretty solid place. The bar he points to (High Horse Saloon) is a great for a cheep beer as well. Watch (more…)
Did you see? New York City just enacted the Bedbug Disclosure Act , requiring your building’s owner to give you a one-year history of bed bugs BEFORE you move into a place. This, as many of you know, is a vast improvement over NYC’s previous “What? You found bed bugs in your apartment? And the old tenants told you that’s why they moved out? Well sure, but I’m still not paying for an exterminator” landlord-disclosure policy.
Still, if you’ve ever actually *had* a New York City landlord before, you know that law or no law, they can’t be counted on to be entirely upfront about an apartment’s, shall we say, shortcomings. Which is why this is the perfect time to remind you of a resource that we all should be making more use of: the Bed Bug Registry.
This handy-dandy website allows you to search by street address for any reported history of bed bugs. It also has a wealth of information on how to recognize and fight against those little blood-suckers. And it’s not just for potential apartments either – you can look up and report any address in the city. Heading into the city to see Piranha 3D? Check out which movie theater with 3D capability still isn’t infected. Going home with that cutie you just met at Union Pool? Do a quick search of their address before spending the night. See how easy it is?
And to those poor souls for whom this is all too little and coming too late? Sorry man. Just make sure you call an exterminator. I think we all learned from Brian last week: it never pays to be a bed bug vigilante.