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Is anyone’s living situation perfect? I mean, sure, mine is close. I have this view from my bedroom (here’s another for added jealousy) plus I’ve got a pool on my roof which I guess is okay. But… but, I live next to a hospital so whenever someone dies and gets rushed to NYU Langone, I hear some sirens. Every living situation is about compromises. Even when you live in a five-floor NYC mansion, there’s a lot of steps to deal with. See? Compromises.
Just be grateful that whatever your compromise happens to be, you don’t have to share ONE BATHROOM WITH YOUR ENTIRE BUILDING.
Per The New York Post:
The owner of one Bronx apartment building is putting slumlords to shame — by making his tenants share a single dingy bathroom while the water is shut off for weeks at a time during renovations.
“It’s been like hell,” said tenant Jay Valdez, 24, who has lived in the building with his family since 1990. “They gave us no notice — nothing in advance. The workers just came and told us we had to use that one bathroom.”
As a reporter was interviewing him, another tenant, clad in robe and shower cap, exited the communal toilet — which is located in a dusty, gutted fourth-floor unit. He declined to comment as he trudged up the stairs to another floor.
The bathroom ordeal began late this summer, when the owners of the 50-unit prewar building at 60 E. 196th St. first started cutting the water to apartments.
On Oct. 10, the residents filed a complaint with the city against landlord Scott Morgan — who insists he’s only cutting water off to six units at once for between two and three weeks at a time.
“We try to make a crappy situation as good as we can make it,” he told The Post by phone.
Morgan said he’s careful not to cut water off to more than six units at a time, but tenant Juan Santos insisted as many as a dozen units have been deprived at once.
Regardless of the number, the loss of water has been an ordeal for the Valdez family, which has been forced to buy bottled water and order more takeout because they cannot prepare food or wash dishes.
Now you’re in Newwww Yorkkkkk, concrete jungle where your slum lord makes you share one fucking bathroom with as many as a dozen other apartments, there’s nothing you can’ttttt doooooo.
This is nightmare fuel. Worst situation imaginable. I don’t like sharing my bathroom with my relatively clean roommates; can you even fathom having to share one bathroom with hundreds, maybe even dozens, of other people? I think I’d take myself to the roof and just jump.
If you’re living in this building, you have to at least demand porta-potties, like at a minimum. The bathroom conditions in this building are worse than what the Russians had to deal with during the Battle of Stalingrad. (I would know, I’ve seen Enemy at the Gates, like twice).
These tenants need to join forces and mutiny. Stop paying rent. Burn the building down and make it look like an accident. Do something to take the power back, because this slum lord has them living like they’re on a perpetual airplane. .
[via The New York Post]