Tuesday, October 2, 2007
A crap above, part 4
A fictional conversation at 70-18 Calamus Avenue on the Maspeth-Woodside border.
"You know, honey, instead of buying a 2-family house, let's build this one-family up another story so it sticks out like a sore thumb among the other row houses it's attached to."
"Great idea, babe. Let's post the permits on the second floor where no one will see them. After that, we'll build exterior steps that jut out above the entranceway to the first floor."
"Good thinking. In fact, let's throw caution to the wind and not erect a construction fence."
"Can we also pack the first floor with garbage bags that flow out onto the stairs?"
"Of course! I'll find an architect that will self-certify and a contractor that will use day laborers who won't mind using a rickety unsafe scaffolding."
"This is gonna be so much fun!"
See also A Crap Above, A Crap Above, Part 2, and A Crap Above, Part 3.