Sunday, August 4, 2013

at it again.....

After the party last night that ran until nearly 12:30 AM (after a 5 PM start), the animals next door are at it again. Even though it is illegal to burn wood and have an open flame in NYC that doesn't stop these asses. Never mind that the fire dept came last month and extinguished the same sort of fire. I guess that one month is as long as these POS can possibly contain themselves. 

The only reason that I haven't called 911 today is because I'm trying to be decent and fair. Pretty damned stupid of me, isn't it?

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Well, these assholes are at it again. While they’ve been hanging out later and later for the past few weeks, yesterday was a real kicker: they came out at 11 PM. That would’ve been bad enough, but they decided to start a mini-bonfire in their backyard. So, in addition to burning planks of wood (illegal in NYC) one moron was squirting charcoal fluid on the already burning fire! Now I don’t give a shit if they burn their own house down, but the more likely scenario is that they’d do damage to someone else’s property and they themselves would come away unscathed.

I recently spoke to a FDNY Lieutenant about these idiots doing this (in the past I’ve seen them burn wooden bed frames). He told me to call 911 and that the firemen would have them put it out. I told him that I had done just that during an earlier incident, but they got away with this bs by simply saying they were “having a barbeque”. But, even though my wife was reluctant for me to call 911 (she was worried about retaliation on their part), I was more concerned about my house and family and made the call.

The firemen arrived within minutes and – unlike the earlier incident – actually went into their backyard to see for themselves what was happening. And, hallelujah, they extinguished the fire!!! Whew! Of course, these asses still hung around their yard until 2 AM drinking Corona and being loud and obnoxious, but at least the fire was out.

I’m so happy that I made that call last night as this morning they were out by 8:30 getting ready for the day’s cookout and I’m certain that another bonfire would have been called for to put their cauldron on. The losing side is that they music has been playing fairly loudly since 9 AM and will like go until past midnight. On the lighter side is that they put on a wooden horse a goat (or is that a sheep?) and started brazing it with a blowtorch. Thankfully, a blowtorch has a safety mechanism.

The picture is of the scene of last night's crime before they had gotten around to setting up this morning. I'd have posted a picture of the actual fire itself, but it's way too blurry.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

They're back

Holy crap. They're back. After an absence of about six months, Tuesday saw the return of the trash-picking duo. I thought that their years of bottle collecting had garnered them enough money to allow them to return to wherever the fuck they came from.


As evidence that Tuesday was not a one-off event. You can seem them hard at work picking their goods in the lower photo.

Perhaps the return of the prodigal scum was the reason for last Saturday's party?

party night

For the second consecutive Saturday, it was party night at the neighbors.
In the top photo you can see the preparations just getting underway. This was about 1PM. The music from the mob started being cranked up at around 3:30. The party was still going strong when I called the police at 9:30 that evening. As it turned out, someone else had already filed a complaint and a "car is on the way". Usually, I take statement like that from the police with a grain of salt. But - lo and behold - about ten minutes later a car must've arrived because quite suddenly the music and backyard floodlights were turned off and the crowd went inside and closed the door!!! And, as you can see from the bottom photo, these folks just love leaving their door wide open. Guess they must like bugs.

Monday, August 1, 2011

from bad to worse

It's lunchtime and one of the "adults" and some kids from the first floor have come home to eat. Of course they need some music playing loud from their SUV to help them chew and digest while they ingest indoors.

Since the music is so loud, the kids are now "conversing" with one another at such a volume level that they can be heard over the thumping sludge that they're listening to.

That's Papa picker walking by the side of the vehicle. He's heading to the back to add his special touch the the cacophony.

At least it's now August. Only four more months of this shit to put up with!


About half an hour ago the din began again. Bags of glass bottles were poured out, plastic ones crimped and cans are being crushed. The damned noise is so loud that even with the windows closed and air conditioner and fan on it is louder than the TV or DVD. You can't concentrate well enough to read. And the noise makes sitting in the backyard intolerable.. Quite frankly, these morons make it disruptive to doing damned near anything.

I've been patient this summer because things seemed to have quieted down (Mama picker wasn't out scavenging all the time). But now that they seem to once again be going it it full steam, I'm looking for solutions (short of hitting them over the head with their own bottles). I've contacted various city agencies (sanitation, health and police) and all of them are unwilling to help ("we see nothing"). Ideas, please!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

lonely cart?

Is this an abandoned shopping cart I see?? No, it isn't. It's about 8 PM on a Friday night which means that tomorrow is recycling collection day. Mama trash picker knows that her neighbors pails are full with plastic, glass and metal gold. She has just left her cart on the corner while she prowls through alleyways (also known as trespassing) sifting for treasure. Gotta get all that good stuff before the city can beat her to it.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

back to normal??

After a relatively quiet month or so, it appears that these poodle-heads are picking up steam again. This is at least the third load of crap that they've brought in today. Any wonder why we find it impossible to sit in our backyard and simply enjoy a quiet afternoon? That's right, with this pair, there is no such thing!

a long day

What a long day this Monday has been. First, they're up at the crack of dawn and now they're still at it at 10 PM. I know that it's hard to see 'em in this picture, but believe me, they're out there.

crack of dawn

It's 6:30 am on a Monday morning and look what we have: two carts loaded up and ready to be redeemed. What time do you think these morons up to sort out this crap???

Keep in mind that it generally takes these idiots about two hours sort through their collected crap. You do the math. How would you like to have to hear these shit-for-brains at that hour??

what heat???

So what if it's 95+ degrees on a Saturday evening in July? Bottles and cans aren't going to collect and sort themselves, are they???

Friday, June 24, 2011


No picture is necessary for this. It's 10:52 on a Friday night and the asshole with the squeaky-wheeled cart has just brought in a load of crap for sorting.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

a relaxing Saturday afternoon (not for us)

It's a lovely Saturday afternoon today. And what better way to relax than by sorting through the garbage you've picked?

Again, notice that they do do this crap as far away from their house as possible. "No mice", my ass!

By the way: I wonder what's rolled up in that plastic covered rug?

Friday, June 3, 2011

the answer is...

Earlier this evening I asked "Wonder how late he'll stay out there"?

Well, it's now 11:30 PM and he's out there moving the crap about and not caring how much noise is made.

look what the crap dragged in

It's 8 O'clock on a lovely Friday evening in June. And here he is: dragging in the second (or is that the third?) load of crap for the day. You might think that all of this garbage picking would have made him tired. But you'd be wrong! He still has plenty of energy left to do at least a preliminary sorting of this round's collection. Wonder how late he'll stay out there 'til this time?

By the way: notice how this junk is stored as far away from the house as possible? Also, that three of the four trash pails alongside the house have no lids? And, the one pail that does is overflowing so that the lid is useless?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This just in

You say that "if you've seen one cart full of crap, you've seen them all"? True. But, with the day to day visual changes that spring brings, it's easiest now to see that these are, indeed, new pictures each post and not from a stockpile. This shot is from just a few minutes ago.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

fresh load

Well, the recycling business is back to being a seven-day affair. Saw a deposit being made on Mother's Day morning at 7:50 AM, but the sorting had to wait until yesterday so that a BBQ could be held.

Last night, there was either a quick midnight drop-off or some fuzzy critter(s) were going through what was already there.

The above picture is of a load that was just delivered. The clanking bottle sorting has begun!

Keeping the window closed only blocks out a portino of the din (as does the radio or fan).

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's springtime!

Forget what the calendar says. Spring has finally arrived. Yesterday (top picture) saw the first shopping cart filled with recyclables ready to be redeemed. Since it was the first one of the season, the load a a bit smaller. Spring training, you know.

Today, the business is back to a more normal level.

But, what's this I see? A new helper? He looks young and healthy enough to bring in BIG loads of crap. Ah, spring! Can the stench, rodents and flies that this garbage attracts be far behind?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

business as usual


Late Monday morning there looked to be someone from the city finally inspecting the property. Rather than the bags of crap in the rear, he seemed to be focused upon some scrap wood which was alongside the house.
Within 15 minutes of the guy leaving they were back out in back futzing around.

But, I was optimistic because yesterday the space where they usually stored their junk was clear!! And, it remained so through the daylight hours.

Sadly, that was very short-lived. I woke this morning to find their yard filled once again with bag upon bag of crap. What the hell did they do? Hide this stuff in their house???

Clearly, these slobs have absolutely no intention altering their behavior for anyone.

So, today, it's back to business as usual.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

how pretty


I know that the image is a bit blurry, but don't those cans look pretty glistening in the late afternoon sun?


Here's one from 6 PM as the sun's gone behind some clouds again. The pickers have just gone in now, so those bags will remain out there tonight attracting rodents until the whole process resumes again in the AM (if not later this evening).