As much as we here at The Burning Bush abhor the McKibbin, it is, in many ways, a necessary evil–almost a rite of passage as a Bushwick resident. If you’ve lived here long enough, you’ll find that most everyone has had to suffer the living conditions of the illustrious building. While there are plenty of other shitty buildings in the neighborhood, the McKibbin is the original, the crown jewel of the trash-tastic. And so, it’s almost painful to know that the days of basement living in the McK–the epitome of the Bushwick experience–have been suspended indefinitely, much to Ke$ha‘s chagrin.
The decision to evict residents at the basement level came after several residents took to urinating throughout the hallway last Saturday night in the thick of an impromptu party. Because everyone was drunk/snorting bed bugs, no one seemed to notice, leaving the stench to putrefy throughout the week and, in turn, causing basement residents to inhale toxic fumes (the urine of a McKibbin denizen is laced with nothing but impure chemicals).
The first resident to say something regarding the malodorousness was Hilary Nark, a 25-year-old Brooklyn College student who reported the fetidness to the Bushwick Department of Real Estate Ruination. Randall Hayter, a representative for the organization, immediately took action by evicting basement residents for an indefinite period. But it’s okay, you can always go to Castle Braid for a good time.
Written by Genna Rivieccio