"Check out this huge pile of crap, I don't even know where to begin. I'll tell you what I know first.
I saw this property listed for sale a couple years ago at 1.2 million. I wanted that property two years ago, and just didn't have the money. I wanted to buy it, eventually pay it off, and turn it into a really nice estate in the middle of Ridgewood. It would have been a one-of-a-kind property.
Check out the size of that lot! Lots like that don't come up very often. I could have had a garden and a big yard with trees...
So it sits there for a while, next thing I know someone cuts down all the trees, and knocks down the houses. There was a garage that had been converted to a small house, a one family house, and a two family house. Check out the Google Earth image of the place -- it was really sweet!
After a while construction starts, and I'm scratching my head, thinking what are they building, a warehouse? It covers the whole damn lot!! No, it's a series of townhomes or a giant apartment building or something. The freaking developer turned the building sideways to maximize the number of units he could cram in there!
I can't believe it! There goes that block. It could have been a gorgeous home and mini-estate and now they're going to double the population on that block. The rest of the homes are two family homes and now you have this. So much for finding parking on that block anymore. So much for everyone's back yards that now stare into someone's living room. How big is it going to get? That lot is ruined for the next 100 years.
Don't even get me started on the air conditioners stuck through the wall. Give me a break, why are developers using the same crappy design that been used for the last 50 years? Let's build a house by putting up a box, punch some holes in for windows and punch some holes in for the air conditioners. Morons.
Thanks for letting me vent." - anonymous
The property in question was previously featured in this post.