Saturday, April 16, 2005

Some of the facts of life

of living in a real city, in the real world. This hotel with its 300 building code violations is only a block and a half from my little anchor hold. A friend of mine getting evicted from elsewhere (not enough hours of work to pay the rent....) asked there last week, so I know definitely that they charge $75 per night there. [minor discount by the week. At that rate the elusive owners can afford to keep it up, if'n they cared to, but they don't.] One of the unconscionable things that happen in real-life city neighborhoods.

Even day-laborers and disabled folk need to sleep indoors ..... with heat in the cold season and door locks that work, and without great numbers of four-legged and six-legged non-paying subtenants.

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