Greenpoint mattress mountain: bed bugs, perhaps?

October 13, 2008

Miss Heather points us today to a veritable “Colossus of Abodes” in Greenpoint, one of the hip ‘hoods battling it out for bed bug capital of Brooklyn. What looks like 7 different box springs and mattresses piled at curbside. Check it out. And hope they don’t get covered in cloth and sold to your neighbors […]

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Brooklyn Eagle on bed bugs (part II)

August 28, 2008

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s Mary Frost did a second article on bed bugs Tuesday, following up from one two weeks ago. Readers may recall that it was just last February when another reporter from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dennis Holt, was mocking the idea that the city might spend money to work on the bed […]

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Tour of infested Brooklyn apartment, bed bug commercials, from YouTube

August 26, 2008

This YouTube video appears to have been taken by a PCO during a second visit to a badly infested apartment. The person who posted it, iamyournot, said in the comments, The Video doesn’t show how bad it really was, I had to stop taping because there were thousands of bed bugs running over the top […]

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Bed bugs on This American Life episode about fearing sleep

August 11, 2008

On this episode of This American Life, residents of 349 St. Johns Place in Brooklyn talks about what it’s like to sleep with (and deal with) bed bugs. It’s in Act II, “Sleep’s Tiniest Enemies,” about 45% of the way into the program. (If you already have trouble sleeping, you might want to skip the […]

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Real estate brokers who do not disclose that buildings are infested with bed bugs

July 16, 2008

There really should be a special place in Hell set aside for this kind of real estate broker behavior. The section of Hell where you have to watch bed bugs bite you all night long, and it never ends. That, or perhaps some new tenants in this Brooklyn building who contract bed bugs could sue […]

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No bed bugs in Dubai? Or a Greenpoint stoop sale? Don’t be so sure.

June 25, 2008

A piece on Donald Trump’s new Trump International Hotel & Tower in Dubai brings us a bed bug sighting in the New York Observer’s Style section: Which brought us to the host, developer Donald Trump. “The building is going to be something the likes of which has never been done before,” he said of the […]

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caution – bed bugs!

June 15, 2008

caution – bed bugs! Originally uploaded by Shira Golding Bed bug warning sign in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, June 2008.

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Greenpoint HPD Bed Bug Seminar

May 7, 2008

The Greenpoint HPD Bed Bug Seminar was last night. I was not able to be there, but Miss Heather has an excellent recap on the evening. New York vs Bed Bugs members were there spreading word on how to get some change on the bed bug issue in NYC. The presenter was Ed Brownbear, the […]

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NYC Bed Bug Seminar: did anyone get a letter inviting them?

February 22, 2008

Jeremy, the blogger, got a letter inviting him to the March 12 bed bug seminar in Bushwick. Anyone else get a direct invite to a NYC bed bug seminar in their neighborhood?

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New York City to get bed bug awareness campaign

January 15, 2008

Finally. The Daily News reports that New York City is going to get a bed bug education campaign. The article reports that there will be town hall meetings about bed bugs in Washington Heights (1/28), Astoria (2/5) and Bushwick (3/12). Housing officials will roll out the campaign with a town hall meeting Jan. 28 in […]

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So the Craigslist guy is escaping his bed bug-infested dorm for… Greenpoint?!?

December 15, 2007

Remember this guy? Well, he’s back. And it’s hard to believe, but he sounds even less charming than last time. He updates the world that his dorm bed bugs have come back, and he is now moving to a non-bed bug-infested apartment in Greenpoint. (Dude, no bed bugs in Greenpoint?!? Maybe that old landlord has […]

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Winter scene in Williamsburg, with curbside mattresses

December 5, 2007

Bed bugs in Brooklyn. Well, I’d guess they were. You can never be sure. But I have lived in New York for many a year, and one did not used to find the sheer volume of mattresses one does today. Many of them look shiny and new, Others are streaked with bed bug pooh! (These […]

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