Entries Tagged as 'Brooklyn'
These two different approaches to the same problem were submitted within minutes of each other.
Exhibit a) From Hipsterville, Brooklyn, Like a Sir, as spotted by Kaitlin:
Exhibit b) From Niceville, Minnesota, Killing you with Kindness, as spotted by Bitsy:
related: All the news that’s fit to steal
Tags: Brooklyn · Minnesota · neighbors · newspaper · stealing
Writes Carolyn in Brooklyn: “My youngest daughter, Annisa, clearly had a problem with her recalcitrant tooth fairy. This is a series of letters, including an envelope, that I saved from her early years. I have no doubt that her finely tuned negotiating skills were developed as a result.” The best part? Annisa, who just turned 31 on Saturday, is now — no joke — a Director of Human Resources.”
(I really didn’t think this tooth-fairy letter could be topped, but in terms of sheer precociousness — not to mention determination — I think we have a new winner.)
related: Look, Tooth Fairy, here’s the deal.
Tags: Brooklyn · kids · money · most popular notes of 2011 · p.s.
“When I moved in a year ago, my roommate was an ovo-lacto vegetarian, whereas I was (and still am) an omnivore,” explains our submitter in Brooklyn. “She used to not care about my eating habits, but about four months ago she decided to become a full-blown vegan and has been insufferable since then. Yesterday I went food shopping for myself, and when I came back from work today I found this letter on my bedside table.”
(Yeah, the writing is a little hard to read — just wait for the page to load completely, and then click the images below to enlarge.)
related: Carnivore? Keep being awesome!
Tags: and that's an order · Brooklyn · food · most popular notes of 2011 · roommates · self-righteous vegans · TL;DR · unsolicited feedback
At least three New Yorkers have independently spotted and submitted this sign in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, so I figured it’s time to give it a proper showing. (Submitter Adam took several photos from a variety of angles, so you can a picture of the whole scene.)
Amanda also provided some color commentary. “The ‘plants’ in question are the small jungle encroaching from the right of the photo,” she says. “Honestly, without the sign, the property would have just looked abandoned. Now it looks more like the home of a crotchety hermit.”
And our anonymous submitter, who happens to live less than a block away from these two houses, even did a little extra detective work. “I’ve tried and tried to find out the back story,” he says, “but so far all I have been able to find out is that the feuding neighbors are also brother and sister.”
I think that pretty much explains it, no?
related: Another example of Brooklyn’s seemingly unparalleled commitment to exasperated signage
Tags: Brooklyn · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · neighbors · siblings
September 21st, 2010 · 35 Comments
Both Lauren and Maureen took note of this sign outside a fish warehouse in an industrial area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
“I found the combination of ‘Balls’ (capitalized!) and ‘Courtesy’ a hilarious mix of politeness and vulgarity,” Maureen says. “I also thought it was funny that they are offended not only by the neighbors’ complaints but by the fact that people don’t complain to them about the smell.”
related: Eau dear
Tags: Brooklyn · excessive capitalization · fish · odor
September 16th, 2010 · 48 Comments
Okay, I’m totally calling bullshit on this note (spotted by Seth in the lobby of his Brooklyn apartment building).
If one of your neighbors knocked on your door and said, “Hey, so, I’ve been really needing a doormat….can I have yours?” — would your response really be, “Well, since you asked…here you go!!”
Shame on you for being a bold-typefaced liar, notewriter!
related: Wrath mat
Tags: Brooklyn · CAPS LOCK · neighbors · stealing
When someone starts hiding the formerly communal toilet paper, that’s typically the beginning of the end.
Exhibit a) From Liz in Brooklyn, New York: “My old roommate was a huge pain for a lot of reasons, but what really did it for me was when she would finish the roll of toilet paper and then hide the new roll in her room so only she could use it.” Before moving out, Liz left her roomie with this parting gift.
Exhibit b) From BK in Kansas City, Missouri: “My roommate wanted us to buy separate toilet paper because he thought I used a lot, which seemed kind of ridiculous to me. Then, when he ran out of toilet paper he would use mine. I took my toilet paper out of the bathroom so he couldn’t use it anymore. Then he wrote me a passive aggressive note saying I was passive-aggressive.”
Exhibit c) From LJ at Mississipi State University: “I have no idea why my roommate felt the need to hide the toilet paper — it wasn’t like I was using it *excessively* or anything. A few days after this happened, we had to have a meeting mediated by the Residence Director, because they were pretty sure we were going to kill each other.”
related: I’m not here to wipe your dirty butt.
Five approaches to toilet paper maintenance
Tags: Brooklyn · Kansas City · Mississippi · roommates · smiley · toilet paper · xoxo
My favorite part of this landlord-chiropractor dispute in Brooklyn is the (professionally printed?) “tenant snuck out over the weekend” sign. How long has this landlord had that one in reserve?
Meanwhile, Dan in Dallas received this direct-mail don’t from a doc he’s dubbed “Dmitri the chiropractor.”
related: spinal manipulation
Tags: Brooklyn · Dallas/Fort Worth · landlords and property managers · message to all intended for one
Presenting the winner of the creative spelling (and spacing) of the year award, spotted by Rob in the recently-painted elevator of his Brooklyn apartment building. It has a lovely lyric quality to it, no?
related: Your are welcome to our home
Tags: bizarro spacing · Brooklyn · CAPS LOCK · elevator · graffiti · landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2009 · now that's management · runaway run-on sentences · spelling and grammar police · the po-po · your/you're
Writes Kerry in Brooklyn: “I just moved into a new apartment, and they don’t have secured outside parking for bikes. My place is NYC-sized, so naturally I decided to lock one of my bikes to the banister right outside my door. Apparently that’s a big no-no in the building.”
Meanwhile, Melanie in Newport, Rhode Island spotted this on the lawn of the Salvation Army in her neighborhood, adding “I, for one, certainly applaud whomever had the baguettes to do such a thing.”
related: The first thing I did when I woke up
Tags: bicycle · bread · Brooklyn · food · neighbors