29 July 2008

Rat-Squirrel House Lady Doesn't Recognize No Stinkin' Badges

It's been months since the City erected a shed around the crumbling Rat-Squirrel house at 149 Kane Street in Cobble Hill, but the tumbledown address is still standing firm, despite an exceptionally rainy spring.

Also standing firm is the Lady of the Rat-Squirrel House, Arlene Karlsen. Lost City has reported in the past on local scuttlebutt that Karlsen has openly floated the DOB's order to vacate the building and still lives there. But here's official confirmation in the form of an April inspection of the place, which noted a "FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH COMMISSIONERS ORDER TO VACATE." No news on whether they finally go Arlene to go.

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