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Crazy on Craigslist: The Mattress Pad

The NYT beat us to this one: "'$35 — elevated mattress-sized space between rooms. Opening between hall and room available for long/short-term use, accessible by ladder, sheets and pillows not provided.' The ad went up around noon, and by the end of that day, Mr. Freeman had a dozen potential takers." (Even more shocking: "The mattress episode began sometime before dawn on Jan. 16. John Ivanoff, a 22-year-old architecture student at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn... said he and his roommates and Mr. Freeman, a friend, had stayed up drinking.")

It's moments like this that serve to remind us all that we inhabit a deeply, deeply weird city.
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