Brooklyn Parking Space Has A Price Tag Of $300,000

(PCM) Now that is just insanity when it comes to a parking space! The parking space, located in the Park Slope Garage Condominium in Brooklyn, New York is carrying the hefty price tag of $300,000 which just so happens to be a 1,000 percent mark-up than what was asked for the same parking spot some 30 years ago.

This particular parking garage is famous for it’s detailed artwork and murals and is considered to be highly desirable by residents and real estate agents in the area. Keep in mind that that parking spot also carry a $240 monthly service fee with it as well! In our opinion that parking space better come with butler service and a cleaner for that amount of cash.

We can’t even comprehend how someone would be willing to pay that much. The owner of the garage, Howard Pronsky says that 30 years ago the same spot was offered for only $29 and it was well before the time that homes in the area were listed for millions of dollars. He goes on to confirm that another spot in the very same garage sold for $80,000 four years ago and that the spots are a rarity, therefore justifying the insanely high price tag.

The building across the street from the garage is being converted into apartments, so the demand for parking will become even more fierce, as the other building was previously a garage as well and the area has now lost about 300 parking spaces. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just build another parking garage? Either way, that price is just outrageous and our spending is out of control. We could think of a bunch of ways to spend $300,000, just not on a parking spot.

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Why Are We Obsessed With Watching A Pregnant Giraffe?

(PCM) April the giraffe, who resides at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY, is due to give birth at any moment and the internet is obsessed! The zoo is live streaming the birthing event and of course folks are already growing impatient, as they anxiously await the arrival of the newborn calf.

Some have been literally glued to the live stream day and night, because seriously, what else do we really have to do? Bah! Who cares about work? A baby giraffe is on the way!

April the giraffe is 15 years old and this will be the fourth calf that she has given birth to, which is a lot considering giraffes are pregnant for a period of 15 months. When the calf is born it will be approximate 6 feet tall and weigh about 150 pounds.

Given that everything else newsworthy these days seems to surround politics and controversy, it is nice to be able to veg out and watch something completely mindless sometimes! But, seriously, April, the internet wants you to get a move on with this birth already! At the time we are viewing the video there is well over 100,000 people tuned into the livestream which is just amazing! Says something for the beauty of life! It is definitely mesmerizing!

Check out the live stream below:

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Real Life Phantom Of The Opera Shuts Down The Met

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(PCM) A performance of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City was cut short after an audience member was seen sprinkling a mysterious powdered substance in the orchestra pit during intermission.

Officials at The Met called in counterterroism officials to investigate and run test on the substance which turned out to be none other than human ashes. Definitely creepy and certainly on The Met’s side to take necessary precautions.

Authorities questioned several of those in attendance for the performance who claimed that an unidentified man revealed to them that he had plans to sprinkle the ashes of his dead friend and opera aficionado at the historic opera house.

The man was seen on security camera footage reaching into his jacket and sprinkling the contents for a black bag in the orchestra pit during intermission when hardly any musicians were still present. The rest of the evenings performance was then cancelled when the counterterrorism officials were called in and another performance was also cancelled later that evening as an extra precaution.

The powder is still being tested however authorities are nearly positive that it is indeed human ashes. No word on whether or not charges will be filed against the man who attempted to create a literal phantom of the opera, but we are sure it’s a safe bet that he will be facing some type of criminal charges, but he is seriously one heck of a loyal friend.

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Nude Trump Statues With Questionable Anatomy Are Removed From Five U.S. Cities

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(PCM) The underground art movement INDECLINE recently erected statues depicting a overly exaggerated and severely poor endowed naked Donald Trump in five U.S. cities, as part of their “Emperor Has No Balls” art campaign.

The statues were designed by an artist named Joshua “Ginger” Monroe for INDECLINE, which is an anonymous art collective.  The statues were discovered in the early morning hours in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Before they were removed, as they were placed without proper authorization, people were already flocking to see/take selfies with the naked Trump likeness.

The statues, which were created in an exaggerated likeness of the Republican presidential nominee, also featured a certain part of the male anatomy to be minuscule with a lack of testicles. In a statement released to the BBC, INDECLINE says, “It is through these sculptures that we leave behind the physical and metaphorical embodiment of the ghastly soul of one of America’s most infamous and reviled politicians. ”

INDECLINE went on to tell the Washington Post “Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment. Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues.”

All of the statues have now been removed, however New York got a slight dig in on Trump with a press release about the incident saying “NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small”.   Ouch!

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Welcome To The Super Mario Bros Corn Maze In New York!

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(PCM) A large farm in upstate New York has created quite an elaborate new corn maze and while corn mazes themselves are pretty awesome, the fact that this one depicts characters from the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise, makes it even better.

We seriously have to check this one out!

The farm located in Newark Valley shared an impressive aerial shot of the maze where you can clearly see the faces of beloved characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad and of course Yoshi. We can’t even imagine the amount of hours it must have taken them to craft something so detailed.

Elaborate corn mazes are nothing new for the Stoughton Farm, as they have been putting together theme mazes since 2005.  Owner Tim Stoughton claims that his wife Deb decides on each year’s theme and picked Super Mario Bros because it is a staple of pop culture and has characters that nearly everyone will immediately recognize.

The farm uses grid patterns to lay out the images and place them down early in the season before the corn is too tall to see over, once the corn grows up around the grid the amazing images/maze paths are created.

Fascinating!

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Scary Lucille Ball Statue Has Been Replaced By A Far Less Terrifying Version

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(PCM) The residents of Celoron, New York have finally gotten their wish and the terrifying Lucille Ball statue that was stirring up a ton of controversy throughout the town has finally be replaced by a much for fitting tribute statue.  The new statue looks amazingly better! Definitely a more fitting tribute to one of the most beloved actresses in the world.

The previous statue looked nothing like the late actress and residents were actually terrified of its’ appearance staring an online petition to have it either replaced or removed as soon as possible. A new bronze statue was erected and it is a far more accurate portrayal of the Lucille Ball we all know and love. The new statue was crafted by sculptor Carolyn Palmer and was unveiled by Celoron mayor Scott Schrecengost.

Fans and residents are thrilled with the new statue and even broke out into the humming the infamous “I Love Lucy” theme song during the unveiling ceremony. The last we heard, the scary Lucy statue was making it’s way around various haunted attractions in upstate New York, but no one knows for sure exactly where its’ final resting place will be. Residents are just happy that it is finally gone and many hope to never see it again!

Here’s hoping the new statue has wonderful life!

 

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