October 17, 2017

"[NAME DELETED] didn't realize what an eyeful she'd get when she bought her million-dollar apartment overlooking Marcus Garvey Park."

"Beside the sweeping views of the Birch, Maple and Sweetgum trees that fill the park, she can often see men and women having sex there in broad daylight. 'I saw a lot of b---jobs, guys having sex, guys masturbating, I really saw the whole gamut,' [NAME DELETED], who lived in the complex for five years, said. She moved out in August.... Construction workers noticed it when the building was being constructed, doorman David Lamboy said. At first, he thought the construction crew was exaggerating. But when a resident asked him to water the plants while she was on vacation, Lamboy saw it with his own eyes. 'I’m a lifelong New Yorker. I’ve seen many things, but what I saw that day shocked me,' the doorman recounted...."

From DNAinfo.

... water the plants while she was on vacation, Lamboy saw it with his own eyes....

I wish Harvey Weinstein hadn't got me thinking about potted plants the way I am now. Or — jeez how debased we are — I see the restaurant owner is confirming the story but correcting a key detail:
“What I remember about this incident is that my sous chef came into my office, furious, telling me that ‘some fat fuck’ saying he’s an owner — he didn’t know the name — had come into the kitchen with a woman and shoved a $100 bill at him and told him to get out,” [Armin] Amiri told THR. “It was like 1:30 in the morning and he’d been the only one still there. The chef told me he was going to quit.” Later, Amiri said he saw Weinstein fix his belt behind the bar, but couldn’t see that there was a woman with him. While [Lauren] Sivan said Weinstein masturbated into a potted plant, Amiri recalls that he’d actually done it into a pot: When the chef picked up a pot placed on the stove, “It had been defiled,” Amiri recalled. “It was so bizarre. We couldn’t believe it happened."
That's improved my ideation around potted plants, but I never want to eat in a restaurant again. 

65 comments:

Oso Negro said...

Harvey Weinstein has certainly enriched our culture.

Sydney said...

Now we understand what that phrase "It's a New York thing," means.

Bay Area Guy said...

Hey, Harvey was just walking past that attractive fern, and it just kept brushing up against his trousers!

furious_a said...

but I never want to eat in a restaurant again.

You have NO idea.

EDH said...

Is this a de Blasio thing?

Bay Area Guy said...

If Harvey is too toxic for Hollywood, he could become a paid spokesman for ProFlowers.com.

tcrosse said...

Anthony Bourdain, call your office.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Has she never been to a NYC park before? It's like people who move next to a farm and are then surprised by the sights/smells.

walter said...

Stainless or cast iron?

Bay Area Guy said...

My favorite attorney, at the Oliver North hearings in 1987:

Senator Inouye: May I speak? I’m certain counsel realizes that this is not a court of law.

Brendan Sullivan: Believe me, I know that.

Senator Inouye: And I’m certain you realize that the rules of evidence do not apply in this inquiry.

Brendan Sullivan: That I know as well. I’m just asking for fairness. Fairness. I know the rules don’t apply. I know that Congress doesn’t recognize attorney-client privilege. Husband and wife privilege. Priest penitent privilege. I know those things are all out the window. And we rely on just fairness, Mr. Chairman, fairness.

Senator Inouye: We have attempted to be as fair as we can. Let the witness object if he wishes to.

Brendan Sullivan: Well sir, I’m not a potted plant. m here as the lawyer. That’s my job.

Sebastian said...

I invite everyone to think deeply about what could possibly connect men having sex with men out in the open and HW harassing women for pleasure.

Laslo Spatula said...

"When the chef picked up a pot placed on the stove, “It had been defiled,” Amiri recalled. “It was so bizarre. We couldn’t believe it happened."
'
The 58th Thing You Need to Stop Doing at Work.

I am Laslo.

Michael K said...

"Has she never been to a NYC park before? It"

When I was in high school, we used to go in summer to the beach and sit and drink beer. They turned the lights out at about ten o'clock, as I recall. One night, while we were still sitting there, they turned them back on for a while. I learned a lot about what gays do to each other that night. It was a whole education

Etienne said...

I always assumed that body fluids in a food making facility was a criminal offense.

Why would anyone allow that, unless they were an accomplice, and paid to look the other way.

I don't really care about the statute of limitations, these people shouldn't be employable in a food facility for life.

Etienne said...

I've always found that anyone named "Harvey" was a complete retard. Isn't it funny how parents know when to call their child Harvey, even at birth.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Tyler Durden could not be reached for comment

JZ said...

I don't think you need to worry about the restaurants in my neighborhood. Jeez, I hope not. That's too horrible to believe.

walter said...

Sounds like his whereabouts can be tracked with a black light.

tcrosse said...

I don't think you need to worry about the restaurants in my neighborhood. Jeez, I hope not. That's too horrible to believe

Stay out of the kitchen. Just saying.

walter said...

Blogger furious_a said...
but I never want to eat in a restaurant again.

You have NO idea.
--
The sauce reduction the next day had a certain je ne sais quoi.

Bill said...

I'm reminded of the liver scene in Portnoy's Complaint, sorta kinda.

pacwest said...

I always thought the special sauce on that Big Mac was questionable.

gerry said...

Thank you, Progressives, for the new norms that make sexual obsession acceptable and its toleration a requirement of citizenship.

rhhardin said...

It's just protein. Like bugs in the flour.

Sally327 said...

If I couldn't hear it and could always just look away or squint and pretend they were doing something else and I really wanted to live there and that was the best I could do with my million dollars, well I guess it would have to be okay. I wonder if this is included on the RE disclosure forms, would a seller be obligated to reveal this since it's not on the premises. What do realtors tell prospective purchasers? or do they just keep their mouths shut?

SweatBee said...

How about instead of stationing cops there, they put some kind of motion detector lighting in the area that they already know is a problem? Or other deterrents--use your imagination :)

matism said...

There's a reason it's called the Big Craphole.

gerry said...

Sally327, you could always talk to a neighbor of your flat-to-be. Then, when you found out about the sights available from your side of the building, you could get an apartment on the other side of the building so you couldn't see what you didn't want to see.

Of course there would still be blowjobs, anal intercourses, mastrubations, etc. still going on across the street anyway, but you'd still have your prestigious apartment in an allegedly desirable neighborhood.

It's the Big Apple: bite it, just don't mind the maggots.

Lyle said...

Should be named Harvey Garvey Park.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Marie Gelot didn't realize what an eyeful she'd get..."

That's why most women close their eyes before the Money Shot.

I am Laslo.

tcrosse said...

"Marie Gelot didn't realize what an eyeful she'd get..."

She's supposed to Celebrate Diversity.

robother said...

For future reference, "some fat fuck" will no longer require further specificity.

The Vault Dweller said...

Maybe this public park story is another example of why society needs to rethink sexual morality. If sex were elevated in status somewhat, giving it a more special status than most human interactions we might see fewer of these public park incidents. I think this would still be an element of the virtue of chasteness. However it would be a virtue not because it is avoiding the vulgar but because it is preserving the status of the important.

This same kind of morality could avoid situations which appear to have occurred with Harvey Wienstein. If sex were seen as a less casual and a more important event it becomes harder to act inappropriately in that regard. At least some of the stories about Harvey's actions seem to suggest that there was starkly different levels of importance placed the potential interactions between Harvey and the women. Harvey seemed to think whatever he was doing was normal and no big deal, whereas the women strongly disagreed.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Harlem - Isn't that where one of the Clinton, Inc. headquarters is set up?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Nice work, DiBlowjobio

n.n said...

Real estate with benefits.

Trumpit said...

"I learned a lot about what gays do to each other that night. It was a whole education"

It sounds like you wanted to join in on the fun. I sense your regret.

Bali Ha'i may call you,
Any night, any day,
In your heart, you'll hear it call you:
"Come away...Come away."

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Did she see Trump in there? I bet she did.

Mister Brickhouse said...

Pretty sure if you're 1) in Harlem, 2) by a street named MLK Blvd, 3) and the park's name is Marcus Garvey (the famous Black nationalist, you are going to see some things. Perhaps she's "bragplaining".

James K said...

I always assumed that body fluids in a food making facility was a criminal offense.

There was a story last year about some teen working in the kitchen at a pizza parlor doing a HW onto a pizza. I think he was arrested, but I don't recall the outcome.

No doubt Deblasio's laissez faire policy toward a variety of public behavior has contributed.

James K said...

Correction: The teen didn't do an HW, he just rubbed his junk on the pizza.

Bob Boyd said...

The pot was supposed to get it's own cooking show, but it never happened.

Rick Turley said...

Somewhere there has to have been a Brendan Sullivan/Oliver North joke about potted plants but I have yet to see one.

walter said...

Brickhouse,
Maybe they should embrace "culture", set up some of those observation viewers..play a bit of rap on the patio. Put the Chardonnay in brown bags..

Unknown said...

Miracle Gro.

Bob Boyd said...

America is still getting tremendous entertainment value out of Harvey Weinstein.
Hollywood might have embrace it's new image and start a new annual award show for sexual predators, The Weinstein Award. Call it the Harveys for short. Winners would be presented a gold cooking pot complete with crystal gobbet that appears to be dribbling down the side.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...
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I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

One time we enjoyed a romantic overnight to celebrate an anniversary in an expensive room at the Renaissance in downtown Seattle, which has beautiful views of the lush foliage of the Washington State Convention Center as well as the, oh goody!, homeless camps under the freeway. I wonder where that woman in the red shirt whom we saw taking a shit is today.

tcrosse said...

News from the White Swallow Cafe.

Howard said...

If I was the director of the CIA, I would send in Seal Team Six to blow them all away. According to my extensive research on google earth, there are several helo landing zones nearby convenient for a quick insertion and extraction.

Birches said...

Hooray for suburbs!

William Chadwick said...

"If I can make it there. . . ."

Bad Lieutenant said...

Howard, don't let Etienne live rent-free in your head. You wouldn't like it.

chuck said...

Ah, summer nights in NYC, the open windows, the echoing airshafts, the apartment windows across the street. There is much to be learned in NY that is not taught in college. At least in ancient times when I attended college.

Titus said...

This goes on in every large city park in the world. There is a place called "Dick Dock" in Ptown. There is this lady who lives in a condo 10 floors up from dick dock and she has a megaphone. Every night she gets on her megaphone and yells..."Stop sucking dick; put your dicks in your pants and leave the dock. Then she signs a flashlight on guys doing it. She does this like for an hour every night.

dick dock.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

P.S. I'm sorry for the incorrect use of whom that I committed above. If it makes you feel better: yes I hate myself right now.

AReasonableMan said...

Bob Boyd said...
The pot was supposed to get it's own cooking show, but it never happened.


Currently writing a embittered memoir about its experiences in show business.

Howard said...

BL: I like Etienne when he drunk posts because he will hit a jig hard, then goes on a tear so out of control, his posts get deleted. Speaking of which, how long before Mary's posts disappear?

walter said...

"Sad" is not being able to at least grin at that.
My, what a clenched sphincter "world" that must be.

Bad Lieutenant said...

but you'd still have your prestigious apartment in an allegedly desirable neighborhood.


Not for nothing, gerry, but we're talking about Harlem here. Rapes in Central Park above 97th St are not reported in the newspapers, because they are not news. People tell themselves whatever they want to hear.

Gahrie said...

Althouse has removed the name of the woman mentioned in the first sentence of the article and asked us not to use it (on the wrong thread).

Why?

MadisonMan said...

Gahrie, I noticed that too. I wonder why.

Email from the woman? I note that her name is still in the link.

Maybe it's a lawyery thing.

MadisonMan said...

Of course, her name isn't really germane to the story.

Snark said...

If Harvey was a kettle I bet he wouldn't call the pot back.

Helenhightops said...

Well, you can bet they aren't having sex under sweet gum trees!

https://goo.gl/images/9bWFZD