A tenant in this Leonard Street house in Greenpoint has been very naughty when it comes to paying rent on time, or at all. We know this because the landlord wants us to know this, badly. And if the embarrassed tenant wishes to remove this mark of shame, too bad, because the sign explicitly states "Don't touch!" It was this same unbreakable rule that doomed Hester Prynne.
Meanwhile, over on Kent Avenue and North 1st Street, Miss Heather spots one neighbor's rage over unruly trash outside an apartment building. They say Williamsburg has changed, but apparently not enough to end the drastic servant shortage.
· Williamsburg Gentrification Watch: Medieval [NYS]