April showers bring May flowers, but it also means that the perennial roof leak is back.
Monday’s mild rainstorm brought a section of the apartment building’s hallway ceiling down (again). A relatively small, 1 foot by 1 foot section came down. No big thing – no one was under it, no one died.
Ominously, a small leak appeared over the doorjam of East Village Podcasts corporate headquarters where the staff usually eats, drinks and sleeps the East Village. Damp to the touch, the new ‘wet spot’ required a call of concern to the landlord who has been responsive but thus far, over the past 10 years, unable to fix the leak. And, he’s tried, too. Many guys have been up there with their tarpaper and flashing, but the leaks keep coming in the hallway – and now HQ.
What Lies Ahead
The concern of the EVP staff is that after coming home from the day-job in the future, and after a strong summer rainstorm, not only will the hallway have fallen in but so to will the HQ ceiling.
Renters insurance, here we come.
April 30th, 2008
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