Only in Williamsburg do dating and advice blogs deal with real estate development. Blogger Bad Advice, who has previously written about living in a "giant fart cloud" caused by the cabbage factory next door, notes the Aroma of Cut Cheese may soon be replaced by Fear of Falling Building. She writes:
Though it's still officially just a rumor, it looks like a developer has gotten his greedy little hands on the cabbage factory next door...While I'm always delighted to welcome new neighbors to the pollution zone, my big concern is more practical and self-absorbed; when they tear down that cabbage factory, I'm about 99% certain that half of my building is going to come tumbling down with it. I'm not kidding. I've seen it happen all over this neighborhood. The buildings out here are fabricated using the construction material equivalent of tissue paper and matchsticks, with a Chiclet or two to hold the thing together. I'm on a truck route and my sofa shakes every time one rolls by. There is no way in hell it's going to be able to withstand a piledriver, or even a good yank from an undocumented worker wearing no safety gear. What does one do in a situation like this? My place is cheap, so it's not like I'm going to move without a big push. I guess I just make sure to keep my apartment insurance up-to-date and start wearing a hard hat to bed.
The Fart Cloud Building is across the street from the Roebling Oil Field Building, so it's going to be very interesting digging should anyone be
insane adventurous enough to build a condo there.
· As the Gut Churns [Bad Advice]
· Williamsburg: Land of the Giant Fart Cloud [Curbed]