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The Brooklyn Children’s Museum has bed bugs

August 30, 2012

Bed bugs have been found in multiple areas of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum  — both public areas and offices — since August 16th, according to an email from museum executives to employees which was leaked to the Daily News by an unnamed employee. The New York Daily News reports: An exterminator went to the popular Crown […]

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Bed bugs bite at the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn

June 1, 2012

It’s not the first time bed bugs have taken up residence in a New York City police precinct or lockup. Now the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn is “Bedbugged” according to the New York Post, which reports the facility serving Prospect Park and Park Slope is also normally used to test blood alcohol concentrations of DWI […]

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Bed bugs for six years in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

August 30, 2011

This story in the Daily News today cites three different tenants who claim their building on 90th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn has had bed bugs for as long as six years. All claim to have lost significant property and money fighting the problem, and that their landlord has sent in pest control operators to […]

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Iraq vet battling bed bugs in Brooklyn; the HPD problem

September 14, 2010

While bed bugs can strike any location, tenants in low-income housing are particularly susceptible, because their landlords may be especially prone to postponing treatment or cutting corners on it. I am not discounting the problem of landlords being unable to pay for proper treatment in some cases, though this is not universally the cause of […]

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Learn about bed bugs at Gelf event featuring Lou Sorkin

May 10, 2010

Gelf, an online magazine, is to host an event featuring Lou Sorkin, who will speak about bed bugs, on May 20th in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. According to Gelf, On Thursday, May 20th, we’ll be hosting our grossest Geeking Out yet in DUMBO. The night will feature Gene Kaplan, author of the parasite-riddled new book, What’s […]

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“On the bed bug list” in Brooklyn

September 29, 2009

TV on the Radio vocalist/guitarist (and solo artist) Kyp Malone talks openly to Larry Getlen in this New York Post story about how he’s aware people in his building have bed bugs. The building? “It’s pretty old. It’s on the bedbug list,” Malone says, complaining about the prewar building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where he’s lived […]

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New York City Housing Authority: “bed bugs = emergency” + “wait a month” do not compute

August 18, 2009

Eyewitness News (ABC 7) in New York reports that residents of the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene, Brooklyn are suffering with bed bugs — and yet the New York City Housing Authority is giving them appointments for treatment up to a month after they complain.  And this is so even though the authority knows […]

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Bard of Bushwick Frank Hoier sings about bedbugs

May 9, 2009

Oh, you’ll like this:  this week in the Brooklyn Paper online, Frank Hoier gives us a modern take on bed bug blues songs, with a “musical editorial” with the refrain, “They bit me high, They bit me low, They bit me places you don’t even want to know!” Sound familiar, anyone?!? The Brooklyn Paper kicks […]

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Caveat dumpster! Do not take those Brooklyn sofas, Craigslist readers

May 5, 2009

Those Craigslist crazies are at it again, this time in Bushwick/East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Check this out: CURB ALERT: 2 nice couches (Bushwick/E. Williamsburg) Two very nice couches have been thrown out in front of 15 Thames St, in Bushwick/East Williamsburg. One is red velvet, the other is a floral pattern. They both have signs that […]

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More bed bug coverage in New York — but not enough, considering

February 27, 2009

We are getting more press on bed bugs this week, presumably due to the excellent City Council Hearing held on three bed bug bills on Tuesday. I personally don’t feel I am seeing enough coverage of the event itself. The Daily News weighed in today with “Boro with the most bedbug calls: B’klyn 42% jump […]

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Singer Nicole Atkins tells amNY she fled bed bugs in Brooklyn

November 12, 2008

Chanteuse Nicole Atkins, who plays the Bowery Ballroom Friday, told amNY she moved to Jersey after battling bed bugs in Brooklyn: Atkins moved to Asbury Park, N,J., last year, which is a stone’s throw from her Garden State hometown, Neptune, which inspired her acclaimed 2007 major-label debut disc, “Neptune City.” “I just got sick of […]

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Time Out New York tackles the New York obsession with free furniture

October 16, 2008

In a new article in Time Out New York’s Apartment section this week, entitled “Bugs in a rug … and everything else!” TONY teases readers: Yeah, we know you love found furniture. We do too. But what’s hiding in that street-side score? Good question. Journalist Julia Schweizer tours the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, examining […]

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