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(NYPost)   Top Wall Street banker and 1 percenter demands that his penthouse have a 100 percent 360-degree panoramic Manhattan skyline view or it will cause him to "suffer real and irreparable harm." Break out the tiny violins if you can find them   (nypost.com) divider line 147
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kab
2013-03-29 01:00:18 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: fta:   the elevator shaft...rises to 162 feet - beyond the area's 120-foot limit.

so yeah, he is in the right on this one.

stop with the class warfare.


Also fta:  The project currently carries no building-code violations.

Who to trust?  I say he should throw himself down the shaft, we can time the descent and do some maths, and determine with certainty whether it's too tall or not.
 
2013-03-29 01:04:46 AM

Gyrfalcon: I mean, technically the law is on his side...


Not really, it sounds like the other property has a proper permit via a variance, which legally allows them to "break" the zoning laws in a specific way.  As long as they follow the variance, and it was properly obtained, the law is on their side.
 
2013-03-29 01:05:52 AM
Is this the thread where a bunch of American trust-fund anarchists worry and fret over somebody else's wealth, while two billion others live in compete squalor?
 
2013-03-29 01:08:27 AM
If he were strung up on the antenna on the building's roof, that would be a pretty good view.
 
2013-03-29 01:12:17 AM

stuffy: Fond the tiny violins. They were up my ass.


Explains the fondness.
 
2013-03-29 01:12:43 AM
If the first line of this article hadnt gotten the "occupy weasels" all bent out of shape by unnecessarily setting a nasty tone by calling this guy a 1percenter, you guys might have stopped for a second to realize he DOES have a point.

not a legal one, but more of a whiney as biatch one.
 
2013-03-29 01:21:21 AM

Insatiable Jesus: If he were strung up on the antenna on the building's roof, that would be a pretty good view.


Impaling him on the antenna would get him even higher. A better view, and a chance to dislodge that stick he's got up his ass.
 
2013-03-29 01:27:54 AM
If he ever comes to have me do any design work for him my fee just quadrupled.  I have a special "asshole tax" for special cases like this.
 
2013-03-29 01:27:58 AM
wow, what a wanker
 
2013-03-29 01:31:46 AM

Man On Pink Corner: Is this the thread where a bunch of American trust-fund anarchists worry and fret over somebody else's wealth, while two billion others live in compete squalor?


No, I think that's the theme of this week's photoshop contest thread.
 
2013-03-29 01:38:17 AM
Maybe Dick Handler would enjoy a piece of cake.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-29 02:03:16 AM

ifarkthereforiam: Screw the tiny violin. Shove a double bass fiddle up his ass.


Because why NOT go ball-to-the-wall at that point?
 
2013-03-29 02:04:38 AM
Feh. Balls.
 
2013-03-29 02:08:28 AM
I'll give someone a leftover packet of McDonald's grape jelly if they'll jam a curling iron up this guy's rectum and give his prostate a tweak.
 
2013-03-29 02:12:40 AM
Well, simple really. That view can be found on the roof. Enjoy your tent, sir.
 
2013-03-29 02:21:15 AM
A school full of kids gets shot up, yet nobody can get to this guy? These douchebags need to end up in a pool of their own blood on the floors of their mansions.
 
2013-03-29 02:25:52 AM
And people are mad at Fat Jong for wanting to nuke New York why?
 
2013-03-29 02:46:14 AM
Surely he made that name up, like Yahoo Serious.

(ooh and he is a dick - doesn't even live there and yet somehow it would cause him to "suffer real and irreparable harm"?!?   I assume it is the pain of having <1%s being able to view his weekend bonk pad.)
 
2013-03-29 03:14:34 AM
tenpoundsofcheese (farkied: It ain't cheese): stop with the class warfare.

Remember, boys and girls:

i192.photobucket.com

Class warfare.

i311.photobucket.com

Not class warfare.
 
2013-03-29 03:16:48 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: tenpoundsofcheese (farkied: It ain't cheese): stop with the class warfare.

Remember, boys and girls:

[i192.photobucket.com image 428x318]

Class warfare.

[i311.photobucket.com image 450x253]

Not class warfare.


Stay classy, warfare.
 
2013-03-29 03:56:00 AM
If you buy a piece of property for the view, it is a good idea to buy what you are viewing also.
 
2013-03-29 04:10:17 AM

Lord Jubjub: I really don't wish to bring the French Revolution into this thread.  I'll leave before I do.

/This 1%er probably should be paying court and lawyer costs for all involved.
//Sorry, MisterTweak, I would go farther than you're willing to.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTTvKwCylFY
 
HBK
2013-03-29 04:14:08 AM
You guys know he's not suing for money right? He's suing to ensure that the neighboring building follows its zoning laws.

I really don't understand the animus in this thread. Some people have more money than you.  Why don't you cry about it?
 
2013-03-29 04:14:25 AM

buzzcut73: That elevator shaft may need some ventilation. Might I suggest the following:

[edge.liveleak.com image 453x372]


Hahahaha. I remember that one. Anybody know what came of that since?
 
2013-03-29 04:17:08 AM

Gimmick: If you buy a piece of property for the view, it is a good idea to buy what you are viewing also.


3.bp.blogspot.com

OH GOD NO!!
 
2013-03-29 04:25:52 AM

Gyrfalcon: angrycrank: Day one of nuisance law: if you buy a property for the view, you better buy the view as well.

He might have a case on the zoning regs (and that "permanent and irreparable harm" bit is what you have to spew at the court to get them to actually issue an injunction against a project rather that allowing it to go ahead while te issue's being litigated and have them pay compensation later if it's found to cause damage.) But damn, what an asshole.

Yeah, this.

I mean, technically the law is on his side...but do the 1% not understand that it is not their money that causes the rest of us issues with them, it is this smug and entitled attitude we find so intolerable?

BE rich. HAVE lots of money. Hell, enjoy the shiat out of it. But for F*CK'S sake, don't go pulling this kind of crap and whining that your view from the top of your diamond-encrusted tower is blocked by that golden tower over there, because we're just not going to be sympathetic.


I don't think he mailed a copy of his complaint to the Post.
 
2013-03-29 04:33:30 AM

HBK: You guys know he's not suing for money right? He's suing to ensure that the neighboring building follows its zoning laws.

I really don't understand the animus in this thread. Some people have more money than you.  Why don't you cry about it?


If it was REALLY about the "zoning laws" there wouldn't be an issue; but we all know it's not about that. Any more than when some douchebag sues because his neighbor's 150-year old tree is violating a "zoning ordinance" because its branches stick out six inches into the thoroughfare, or another asshole sues because the kids' lemonade stand violates a "zoning ordinance" that prohibits conducting a business in a residential area. Yes, it's true that there might be a case to be made that the tree, lemonade stand and elevator do violate the letter of the zoning law--and it's also true that in all three cases, that is not what Mr. or Ms. Douchebag Asshole is suing about.

Zoning laws are not there because the city cares if anyone has an unobstructed view, or for any pixie-ass reason this guy may have or you may imagine. They generally exist so that there isn't heavy industry in the middle of a residential area (or vice versa) or so very tall buildings don't emerge in the middle of established flight paths or block necessary airflow into or out of the city, or what have you. I guarantee this jerk did not give a rat's ass about "zoning laws" before this elevator shaft suddenly appeared on his horizon, or worry if any other building in the vicinity was compliant with the zoning regs. So we have to ask: Why does he care about this one so much? Answer: Because it bothers him personally, and that's the only reason.

Let him have his money. I could care less if he wants to have a Roman orgy nightly and snort pure Colombian blow off of virgin hookers 24/7. It's his money, let him do what he wants. But he didn't buy the sky. So suing someone over a bump in the skyline and pretending he's developed a sudden concern over Manhattan's zoning laws is pretentious asshattery of the kind that makes the 1% look like the evil moneygrubbing whores they are.

And that, in essence, is why there is so much animus in this thread. It's not that he has money. It's that he uses it to be a total dick.
 
2013-03-29 04:33:52 AM

Lando Lincoln: I_Am_Weasel: That seems like an invitation to inconvenience and annoy him as much as possible.

Soprano-style. Bottle rockets at 3am from a neighboring building.


I'm an opera singer and read this like "Yesss....soprano style...practicing arias at 2 AM" before I realized you meant a whole different kind of soprano.
 
2013-03-29 04:42:08 AM

Gyrfalcon: than you.  Why don't you cry about it?

If it was REALLY about the "zoning laws" there wouldn't be an issue; but we all know it's not about that. Any more than when some douchebag sues because his neighbor's 150-year old tree is violating a "zoning ordinance" because its branches stick out six inches into the thoroughfare, or another asshole sues because the kids' lemonade stand violates a "zoning ordinance" that prohibits conducting a business in a residential area. Yes, it's true that there might be a case to be made that the tree, lemonade stand and elevator do violate the letter of the zoning law--and it's also true that in all three cases, that is not what Mr. or Ms. Douchebag Asshole is suing about.

Zoning laws are not there because the city cares if anyone has an unobstructed view, or for any pixie-ass reason this guy may have or you may imagine. They generally exist so that there isn't heavy industry in the middle of a residential area (or vice versa) or so very tall buildings don't emerge in the middle of established flight paths or block necessary airflow into or out of the city, or what have you. I guarantee this jerk did not give a rat's ass about "zoning laws" before this elevator shaft suddenly appeared on his horizon, or worry if any other building in the vicinity was compliant with the zoning regs. So we have to ask: Why does he care about this one so much? Answer: Because it bothers him personally, and


Translation: screw the law - someone I don't like is benefitting from them, and I have some flimsy rationalization because of the existence of even more serious issues that the law can address.
 
2013-03-29 06:38:45 AM
Gyrfalcon:If it was REALLY about the "zoning laws" there wouldn't be an issue; but we all know it's not about that. Any more than when some douchebag sues because his neighbor's 150-year old tree is violating a "zoning ordinance" because its branches stick out six inches into the thoroughfare, or another asshole sues because the kids' lemonade stand violates a "zoning ordinance" that prohibits conducting a business in a residential area. Yes, it's true that there might be a case to be made that the tree, lemonade stand and elevator do violate the letter of the zoning law--and it's also true that in all three cases, that is not what Mr. or Ms. Douchebag Asshole is suing about.

All you farkers are so quick to jump on the "hate-the-rich" bandwagon ya mindless sheep.  This guy is not threatening some senior citizen over a tree or stomping on some poor kid's lemonade stand, he's taking on a major advertising firm that wants to throw parties on an open rooftop bar next door to where people live.  He's not the only citizen against it, he just gets his name in the paper because he is the only one with the money to fight it.

The advertising firm does business with high fashion moguls, Hollywood elites, and the Kardashian family.  This banker may be motivated by selfish reasons, but he's a hero for all the ordinary folk who don't want noisy celebrity parties in their neighborhood.  Here's a link to an article that shows what the neighborhood thinks:  http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/planned-glamour-studio-complex-wow s -fashionistas-not-cb1

I'm not trying to defend the guy, I just hate seeing people fall for bullshiat sensationalism.
 
2013-03-29 07:13:14 AM
I don't really care, this does nothing to me. I hope he wins
 
2013-03-29 07:17:43 AM

11thmetal: Gyrfalcon:If it was REALLY about the "zoning laws" there wouldn't be an issue; but we all know it's not about that. Any more than when some douchebag sues because his neighbor's 150-year old tree is violating a "zoning ordinance" because its branches stick out six inches into the thoroughfare, or another asshole sues because the kids' lemonade stand violates a "zoning ordinance" that prohibits conducting a business in a residential area. Yes, it's true that there might be a case to be made that the tree, lemonade stand and elevator do violate the letter of the zoning law--and it's also true that in all three cases, that is not what Mr. or Ms. Douchebag Asshole is suing about.

All you farkers are so quick to jump on the "hate-the-rich" bandwagon ya mindless sheep.  This guy is not threatening some senior citizen over a tree or stomping on some poor kid's lemonade stand, he's taking on a major advertising firm that wants to throw parties on an open rooftop bar next door to where people live.  He's not the only citizen against it, he just gets his name in the paper because he is the only one with the money to fight it.

The advertising firm does business with high fashion moguls, Hollywood elites, and the Kardashian family.  This banker may be motivated by selfish reasons, but he's a hero for all the ordinary folk who don't want noisy celebrity parties in their neighborhood.  Here's a link to an article that shows what the neighborhood thinks:  http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/planned-glamour-studio-complex-wow s -fashionistas-not-cb1

I'm not trying to defend the guy, I just hate seeing people fall for bullshiat sensationalism.


Yes just becouse you have the Moneys dont mean you wrong,  ...
 
2013-03-29 07:55:34 AM
A cockpunch of not less than 100mph. That is what he really needs.
 
2013-03-29 08:50:11 AM
If your residence is on Manhattan (or one of your residences), then you accepted the drawbacks to packing so many people into that space.

Suck it up.
 
2013-03-29 09:02:06 AM
A good kick in the balls could also cause him real and irreparable harm.  I vote for that.
 
2013-03-29 10:18:16 AM
Paging Mr Cockknocker.
www.filmjunk.com
 
2013-03-29 10:19:45 AM

MisterTweak: I really don't like to wish a tumor upon someone, so I'll just leave this thread before I do.


I would like for this guy to get ass cancer. Not colon cancer, as I don't want him to die. I just want his ass to fall off so he can never sit down again.
 
2013-03-29 10:37:23 AM

bubo_sibiricus: Lord Jubjub: I really don't wish to bring the French Revolution into this thread. I'll leave before I do.

I truly believe that we are at the "arguing over moldy bread and bad wine a week before storming the Bastille" stage.


No.  Despite the Surrender Monkeys snark, France is much more of a Home of the Brave than the US.  When it comes to domestic injustice, Americans are the real gutless pussies.

Oh, and speaking of high places:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenestration
 
2013-03-29 01:40:30 PM
Stoker

Amen to that.
 
2013-03-29 02:30:47 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Couldn't he buy the building himself? I've heard of homeowners doing that in neighborhoods.


that's what I'm planning to do in my neighborhood.  Lots of run down houses, gonna buy them and fix them up and sell them for a modest profit.  Make the place nicer, bring in more people instead of an abandoned wasteland with 3 or 4 houses actually containing life.  Keep the property values low--higher than they are now, but low, affordable.
 
2013-03-29 02:48:35 PM
It appears the majority of people in this thread hate the man.  Not because he is a bad person or has done something offensive, merely because he is rich and would like the local zoning ordinance enforced.

One of the reasons people purchase property in certain areas is it is zone in a particular way, and they can depend on that to keep their property values high and keep the area looking nice.  I don't make enough money to ever own a roof top suite, but I know that if someone violated my local zoning ordinances and set up a trailer home in an empty lot in my neighborhood, I would complain and expect it be removed.  I might even bring suit.

Same for people who live in historic neighborhoods that depending on the historic zoning to preserve their look and feel of the neighborhood.

There is nothing in the law that state, that after you make a certain amount in annual income that your right file suit to have the law enforced automatically disappears.
 
2013-03-29 02:51:53 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: fta:   the elevator shaft...rises to 162 feet - beyond the area's 120-foot limit.

so yeah, he is in the right on this one.

stop with the class warfare.


Your ... should be the word allegedly, but you know that. Shill.

FTFA
Handler claims that the elevator shaft, a tiny cutout from the 20,000-square-foot roof deck, is too large and rises to 162 feet - beyond the area's 120-foot limit.
 
2013-03-29 03:13:45 PM

MeanJean: [crisisboom.files.wordpress.com image 580x435]

 
2013-03-29 03:26:53 PM
COCKPUNCH TIME. Pow! Right in the sack.
/two for flinching
 
2013-03-29 05:18:49 PM

JeffreyScott: It appears the majority of people in this thread hate the man.  Not because he is a bad person or has done something offensive, merely because he is rich and would like the local zoning ordinance enforced. a Wall Street banker which means he almost certainly did something illegal or immoral to cause the Recession and hasn't had to do anything to make up for it, and now he's biatching about crowds of people in a city full of crowds of people


FTFY.
 
HBK
2013-03-30 01:04:40 AM

Gyrfalcon: Zoning laws are not there because the city cares if anyone has an unobstructed view, or for any pixie-ass reason this guy may have or you may imagine. They generally exist so that there isn't heavy industry in the middle of a residential area (or vice versa) or so very tall buildings don't emerge in the middle of established flight paths or block necessary airflow into or out of the city, or what have you. I guarantee this jerk did not give a rat's ass about "zoning laws" before this elevator shaft suddenly appeared on his horizon, or worry if any other building in the vicinity was compliant with the zoning regs. So we have to ask: Why does he care about this one so much? Answer: Because it bothers him personally, and that's the only reason.


While zoning may have originally been created to prevent mixed uses in resident or industrial areas, it grew to include aesthetics. Why else would there be restrictions on house size/lot size or mandatory setbacks in residential areas? I'd be surprised if this guy's lawyer didn't do his due diligence-before the guy paid a fortune for this place-to assure him of the zoning and that he would be unperturbed by the potential further development of neighboring buildings.

Per the article, the only reason this guy is suing is to enforce the law. It seem petty, but the neighboring rooftop party area has probably already decreased the value of his apartment. If he ignored it and every other building built up to his apartment or higher, his property would be worth significantly less than what he paid.
 
2013-03-30 12:29:57 PM
That was supposed to be 'help cause', not blame the entire recession on one guy. My bad.
 
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