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(DNA Info)   NYC Book Store offers up free showers for the homeless ...... Just kidding, this is NYC, the Strand Book Store uses its sprinkler system to drive away homeless people from beneath its famous red awning   (dnainfo.com) divider line 104
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2013-11-14 08:52:37 PM
Sounds like a dangerous idea for this time of the year.
 
2013-11-14 08:53:51 PM
"A non-violent form of pest control that comes with fair warning. Why are they apologizing? "

Weeners under the article.

You must all be so proud to be Americans.
 
2013-11-14 08:54:46 PM
Maybe the shop owner is tired of his doorway smelling like pee.
 
2013-11-14 08:55:22 PM
Did he have a concealed carry permit?
 
2013-11-14 08:55:29 PM
yes........NY..........
 
2013-11-14 08:56:49 PM

spawn73: "Weeners under the article.


That is precisely why I never venture into the comment section of an article.
 
2013-11-14 08:58:13 PM
If I were homeless my response would be to befoul the bathroom walls with my waste.  You can't win a war of attrition against an opponent with nothing to lose.
 
2013-11-14 08:59:26 PM
I'm ok with this.
 
2013-11-14 09:01:09 PM

Tenatra: Sounds like a dangerous idea for this time of the year.


If the intent is to spray bums, it would seem to me if you accidentally create a bumsicle you also create a manslaughter charge.
 
2013-11-14 09:03:07 PM
Go be homeless on someone else's property. Or get a job, and be homeless on your own property. Either way, fark off.
 
2013-11-14 09:03:36 PM
Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.
 
2013-11-14 09:04:42 PM

Arachnophobe: spawn73: "Weeners under the article.

That is precisely why I never venture into the comment section of an article.


And at the very least, not mention them on Fark. ;P
 
2013-11-14 09:05:54 PM

NutWrench: Maybe the shop owner is tired of his doorway smelling like pee.


This.

I used to manage a store off Rt 1 in the Alexandria/Fairfax area of Va.  I go to leave one night and there is a homeless man peeing against the front of the store.  I got on his case and told him if I see him do it again i'm calling the cops and i pointed out the grassy area 15ft away that he should have used..he said he was sorry and I tossed him a bottle of water. 

I think most business don't fret too much over these issues until it might have an impact on business.
 
2013-11-14 09:06:51 PM

Vectron: Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.


and when might the homeless person get home?
 
2013-11-14 09:07:03 PM
I bet all the people criticizing the store would be totally thrilled if homeless people regularly slept on and pissed in front of their porch and do nothing to rectify the situation.
 
2013-11-14 09:07:26 PM
It's pretty inhumane, but the Strand used to reek at opening time from homeless people sleeping and crapping, litter from the street tended to build up there, and there really was a safety issue. After a while you just start looking for solutions, especially since courts have resisted allowing large cities to make it a crime to be homeless, while not also mandating that housing must be provided. Beds for the homeless have seen a serious hit in the New York area lately, especially since our Advantage program got raided to pay for incredibly expensive homeless shelters upstate so that Andrew Cuomo could buy off the Republicans who keep his agenda moving in the Senate.

I'd like to know what other solution they should have settled on. They had a sign, and they warned the local homeless population. It's not the most compassionate thing, but you do need to protect your business and the cops aren't going to come by every morning to tell people they need to move. Even if the cops do, it's also inhumane to keep building up more and more charges against homeless people for wanting a place to sleep. And quite frankly many of the long-term homeless aren't going to move if you just ask nicely; many of the people who end up staying homeless long-term (as opposed to being temporarily homeless, which a depressingly large percentage of Americans go through) are the ones who have difficulties with social skills and are often aggressive.
 
2013-11-14 09:07:55 PM
i1211.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-14 09:10:06 PM

Waldo Pepper: Vectron: Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.

and when might the homeless person get home?



Bootstraps, son, I'm talking bootstraps.
 
2013-11-14 09:13:19 PM
Radio City Music Hall does the same thing but with security guards

It's quite a sight to see some 329 pound former police officer drop from a 10 foot high awning onto a homeless fellow at 3AM
 
2013-11-14 09:13:49 PM

Vector R:


This

Most long time homeless have major mental health issues but we closed all the psych hospitals because prison does the job at only 10x the price
 
2013-11-14 09:13:55 PM

Vectron: Waldo Pepper: Vectron: Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.

and when might the homeless person get home?


Bootstraps, son, I'm talking bootstraps.


so they have to hold in their pee and their lust for quite a while. dang you're tough.
 
2013-11-14 09:14:02 PM
They need a sign that says
"If you pee on me, I pee on thee".
And then they should be donating to homeless shelters for removing a sheltered area.
 
2013-11-14 09:14:27 PM

Waldo Pepper: Vectron: Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.

and when might the homeless person get home?



Then tough biscuits. No home doesn't mean he gets a free pass to look at porn in the library, smelling like p!ss.
 
2013-11-14 09:17:21 PM
So?  People spray water late at night in a specific location.

If you do not want to be sprayed, to not be in that location after business hours.
 
2013-11-14 09:23:11 PM

Hot Carl To Go: Tenatra: Sounds like a dangerous idea for this time of the year.

If the intent is to spray bums, it would seem to me if you accidentally create a bumsicle you also create a manslaughter charge.


Bumsicle... Lulz
 
2013-11-14 09:27:01 PM
Also, what a bumsicle might look like:

images.yuku.com
 
2013-11-14 09:27:25 PM
i{ll say it''''    it was a free shower
 
2013-11-14 09:28:06 PM

stuffy: Did he have a concealed carry permit?


In NYC?  You're joking, right?
 
2013-11-14 09:32:04 PM
api.ning.com
 
2013-11-14 09:34:21 PM
The blame lies on the govt for not doing anything.

If crowds of people are shiatting and pissing in your store front, then not moving when you are trying to set up carts, fark them.

I can empathize with the plight of the homeless, but letting them do this fixes nothing.
 
2013-11-14 09:35:43 PM

Big Ramifications: Waldo Pepper: Vectron: Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.

and when might the homeless person get home?


Then tough biscuits. No home doesn't mean he gets a free pass to look at porn in the library, smelling like p!ss.


that just might be his/her fetish. Stop judging the homeless' fetishes
 
2013-11-14 09:37:06 PM
Well of course -- New Yorkers only pretend to like the poor and homeless around election time.
 
2013-11-14 09:37:12 PM
Great, my family loves the Strand and now what are we supposed to do?

The homeless can be a big problem for business, but do other businesses in the area feel they need to do this?
 
2013-11-14 09:39:54 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-14 09:41:54 PM
I support welfare programs and outreach for the homeless, but I can't really muster much outrage at a business trying to keep them from loitering on their property. They have the right to ask anyone, homeless or not, to leave said property if they become a problem. If they don't listen, well the sprinklers might go on.
 
2013-11-14 09:45:40 PM
maybe they will return and give the sprinklers a real reason to work?
 
2013-11-14 09:49:02 PM
A serious question for those complaining. Are you ok with homeless people congregating on your front porch? What about if you owned a business and they're out there driving off paying customers? I'm sympathetic towards the homeless but a retail business is not a homeless shelter.
 
2013-11-14 09:49:07 PM

Kanemano: Radio City Music Hall does the same thing but with security guards

It's quite a sight to see some 329 pound former police officer drop from a 10 foot high awning onto a homeless fellow at 3AM


theinfosphere.org

All I could picture was these guys for some reason...
 
2013-11-14 09:49:33 PM
Had dinner with the parents of a girl I liked one night. After dinner she and I went outside and sat on their lawn some distance from the house. We started kissing and after about 5 minutes of that the sprinklers came on. We stumble into the house soaking wet to find her father sharpening his knife collection. I took that as my cue to hit the road.

/csb
 
2013-11-14 09:49:40 PM
If only there laid, littered amongst the post industrial wastelands, a plethora of huge, unused buildings that could be snagged by municipalities using eminent domains laws, mopped up, have some paint slapped on them and perhaps get the toilets working and some sort of inexpensive heating system that would keep them a cozy 45F at night.  Meh, some day, all the industrial barons will return and these decaying 40,000 Ft.² paeans to wealth creation will start humming as God intended.
 
2013-11-14 09:49:45 PM
Free showers is good for them.
 
2013-11-14 09:51:52 PM
media.tumblr.com

Does not approve

/should have stayed with Claire
 
2013-11-14 09:52:54 PM
Idiot: "Oh my goodness, that's so tragic. Those evil property owners aren't giving homeless people anything and everything they want"
Non-Idiot: "You know, we can provide more readily available rehabilitation services, medical coverage, shelters, food, and job resource programs."
Idiot: "Really? That sounds fantastic! I'd love to see those poor souls get the help they need!"
Non-Idiot: "Certainly! And all it will take is a little bit of a tax increase, and screening processes to make sure people don't abuse it."
Idiot: "Oh. Taxes are bad. No, let's not do that. We'll let the property owners keep dealing with it."
Non-Idiot: "Well then don't biatch when those property owners get the hose out and start cleaning shiat up themselves."
 
2013-11-14 09:54:04 PM
The homeless should boycott this place and never buy expensive books ever again from this place.

Seriously, though, the issue is simple: The store puts out carts, and the homeless sleeping there make it difficult to do that in the mornings. It's NYC, so the store probably pays the city additional monthly fees to use the sidewalk.

If the store is running sprinklers at night to discourage them, then they should probably find some other place to go. Surely other business owners, like the Farkers who have posted in support of them here, are more than happy to let them sleep outside their businesses, or perhaps even open their own doors and invite these homeless people inside their own homes? It's always easy to criticize others for not acting... but often difficult to act yourself.

/I've helped people who would otherwise be homeless with my own home, and I've supported homeless shelters
//I'd never presume to force others to relinquish their property rights
 
2013-11-14 09:54:57 PM
Hell, we could to it with the present tax base if multi billion dollar co.'s paid any.
 
2013-11-14 09:55:22 PM

Big Ramifications: Waldo Pepper: Vectron: Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.

and when might the homeless person get home?


Then tough biscuits. No home doesn't mean he gets a free pass to look at porn in the library, smelling like p!ss.


I would hardly call porn a necessity.

As for the pee, I can be frustratingly hard to find a police bathroom downtown in any city I've been to. I saw a neat idea in a picture from somewhere in Europe. They had outdoor urinals with a chest high wall around them to provide some privacy while not being a hidden place for doing drugs. They could do the same thing with showers so the homeless could clean up a bit but the toilets seem like the most bang for the buck and everyone can use those.
 
2013-11-14 09:56:52 PM

James10952001: I saw a neat idea in a picture from somewhere in Europe. They had outdoor urinals with a chest high wall around them to provide some privacy while not being a hidden place for doing drugs


Amsterdam, and they are kind of akward.
 
2013-11-14 09:58:08 PM

James10952001: Big Ramifications: Waldo Pepper: Vectron: Move along, bums.

I wish my library would try this. Pee soaked and looking at porn is for when you get a home.

and when might the homeless person get home?


Then tough biscuits. No home doesn't mean he gets a free pass to look at porn in the library, smelling like p!ss.

I would hardly call porn a necessity.

As for the pee, I can be frustratingly hard to find a police bathroom downtown in any city I've been to. I saw a neat idea in a picture from somewhere in Europe. They had outdoor urinals with a chest high wall around them to provide some privacy while not being a hidden place for doing drugs. They could do the same thing with showers so the homeless could clean up a bit but the toilets seem like the most bang for the buck and everyone can use those.


But.. our puritan values!  Sure, all that soshlist europee'in stuff is fine for the unwashed Bolsheviks, but do you really want your aunt Prunella walking past one of these sinful devices, knowing that the man standing in it is touching his wiener?  I assumed not!
 
2013-11-14 09:58:39 PM

fusillade762: Had dinner with the parents of a girl I liked one night. After dinner she and I went outside and sat on their lawn some distance from the house. We started kissing and after about 5 minutes of that the sprinklers came on. We stumble into the house soaking wet to find her father sharpening his knife collection. I took that as my cue to hit the road.

/csb


I loved tough guy dads like that, they made the girl so much more desirable when I was doing naughty things with her later. Every one I ever encountered was all bark and no bite.
 
2013-11-14 09:58:45 PM
goddamm liberal nyoo yawkers.
 
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