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humansofnewyork: “Nobody would give us a chance.  We were in our early twenties.  We had two young kids.  We were working, but living check to check.  At the time we were staying in the projects with my mother-in-law, but my kids were growing up, so we needed our own place.  But all the rental brokers wanted to see our bank statements.  And we had no savings.  We didn’t even have accounts.  Then one day I was walking down the avenue, and I saw a super fixing up an empty apartment.  I told him I needed to speak to the landlord directly.  No brokers.  And I guess he liked my vibe, because he gave me the name: Ronald Petrowski.  When I called Mr. Petrowski, I explained everything.  I told him we needed a chance.  He agreed to meet me and my husband at Lenny’s Pizzeria.  He bought us a plain pie and listened to our story.  He’d grown up poor himself, so he knew the struggle.  And he gave us a chance.  We’ve been in that apartment for 35 years now, and I’ve paid him every cent.  We’ve fallen on hard times.  At one point I owed him an entire year of rent.  But he was so gracious.  He never sent us an eviction notice.  Every time he came to collect, he’d sit at our kitchen table, have a cup of coffee, and listen to our situation.  Mr. Petrowski is my hero.  He sold the building a couple years ago, but we still keep in touch.  That man gave me a home to raise my children.”: C humansofnewyork: “Nobody would give us a chance.  We were in our early twenties.  We had two young kids.  We were working, but living check to check.  At the time we were staying in the projects with my mother-in-law, but my kids were growing up, so we needed our own place.  But all the rental brokers wanted to see our bank statements.  And we had no savings.  We didn’t even have accounts.  Then one day I was walking down the avenue, and I saw a super fixing up an empty apartment.  I told him I needed to speak to the landlord directly.  No brokers.  And I guess he liked my vibe, because he gave me the name: Ronald Petrowski.  When I called Mr. Petrowski, I explained everything.  I told him we needed a chance.  He agreed to meet me and my husband at Lenny’s Pizzeria.  He bought us a plain pie and listened to our story.  He’d grown up poor himself, so he knew the struggle.  And he gave us a chance.  We’ve been in that apartment for 35 years now, and I’ve paid him every cent.  We’ve fallen on hard times.  At one point I owed him an entire year of rent.  But he was so gracious.  He never sent us an eviction notice.  Every time he came to collect, he’d sit at our kitchen table, have a cup of coffee, and listen to our situation.  Mr. Petrowski is my hero.  He sold the building a couple years ago, but we still keep in touch.  That man gave me a home to raise my children.”

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plantanarchy: youareagoodperson: apiapicka: sleepy-space-princess: radical feminists are claiming transgender people are turning fish transgender now wtf This is literally “Chemicals Making Frogs Gay: The Sequel”, I can’t believe this. it’s almost like TERFs are conservatives or something I think what may be being referenced is the study that have found that certain areas with endocrine-disrupting pollution in the water have affected amphibian sex determination? Some people have theorized that human medications that contain estrogen are part of the problem because they’re excreted in waste but like… a lot of fertilizers can be endocrine disrupters. Agricultural and lawn runoff and general pollution from farms, big business, etc is a WAY more likely culprit in affecting the health of amphibian and fish populations than like… a handful of trans women and boatload of older cis women taking a piss.In other words, it’s a confusion similar to the “the phytoestrogens in soy turns you into a man-boobed manlet”, where folks see something about hormones and freak the fuck out for the wrong reasons. : l Three WiFi Call20:36 * 25%10, pinknews.co.uk Share on facebook Now transgender people are being blamed for turning fish trans 15th June 2018, 6:58 PM Ella Braidwood b.0 A woman said trans people are "forcibly trans-ing fish" in a meeting held by a trans-exclusionary radical feminist group. (We Need To Talk/Facebook) Write Off Unaffordable Debts Without Bankruptcy! www.moneysolve.co.uk Do You Qualify? .Three WiFi Call 20:35 pinknews.co.uk 25%LO. Share on facebook A woman speaking at a controversial feminist meeting has claimed that trans people are responsible for polluting the rivers and seas - causing fish to "forcibly" change gender, and damaging crocodiles and alligators. The woman, known only as Elizabeth, who claimed to be an "environmentalist and eco-activist" was speaking at a meeting called Inconvenient Women hosted by lesbian trans-exclusionary radical feminists Sheila leffreys and Nicole Jones on Wednesday Read this next Rabbi says LGBT-inclusive education plan is an 'eviction notice for Orthodox Jews' www.pews.co.dR +AddThis plantanarchy: youareagoodperson: apiapicka: sleepy-space-princess: radical feminists are claiming transgender people are turning fish transgender now wtf This is literally “Chemicals Making Frogs Gay: The Sequel”, I can’t believe this. it’s almost like TERFs are conservatives or something I think what may be being referenced is the study that have found that certain areas with endocrine-disrupting pollution in the water have affected amphibian sex determination? Some people have theorized that human medications that contain estrogen are part of the problem because they’re excreted in waste but like… a lot of fertilizers can be endocrine disrupters. Agricultural and lawn runoff and general pollution from farms, big business, etc is a WAY more likely culprit in affecting the health of amphibian and fish populations than like… a handful of trans women and boatload of older cis women taking a piss.In other words, it’s a confusion similar to the “the phytoestrogens in soy turns you into a man-boobed manlet”, where folks see something about hormones and freak the fuck out for the wrong reasons.
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lol-coaster: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html : COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the dog can be identified. We have to collect a sample from and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency your dog f eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) lol-coaster: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html

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lol-coaster: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html : COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the dog can be identified. We have to collect a sample from and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency your dog f eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) lol-coaster: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lol-coaster.tumblr.com/post/147362650377">lol-coaster</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><a href="http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html"> Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. </a></h2> <p> At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. <br/></p> <p><a href="http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html">http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html</a><br/></p> </blockquote>: COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency og can be identified. We have to collect a sample from your dog f and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lol-coaster.tumblr.com/post/147362650377">lol-coaster</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><a href="http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html"> Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. </a></h2> <p> At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. <br/></p> <p><a href="http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html">http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html</a><br/></p> </blockquote>

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lol-coaster: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html: COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the dog can be identified. We have to collect a sample from and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency your dog f eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) lol-coaster: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html

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meme-mage: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. : COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the dog can be identified. We have to collect a sample from and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency your dog f eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) meme-mage: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction.

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://meme-mage.tumblr.com/post/143857072238">meme-mage</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><a href="http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html"> Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. </a></h2> <p> At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. <br/></p> </blockquote>: COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency og can be identified. We have to collect a sample from your dog f and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://meme-mage.tumblr.com/post/143857072238">meme-mage</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2><a href="http://www.dnaforce.ca/article/property-manager-to-evict-tenants-who-refuse-to-supply-dog-stools-for-DNA-testing.html"> Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. </a></h2> <p> At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. <br/></p> </blockquote>

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meme-mage: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. : COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the dog can be identified. We have to collect a sample from and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency your dog f eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) meme-mage: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction.

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meme-mage: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction. : COPY IN FILE May3/ 2015 To all Dog owner Tenants Re: Dog poop. Dear Dog owner tenants A tenant le to clean after his dog. This is unfair to Management and even more to the other tenants. The good news is that the technology exists and the dog can be identified. We have to collect a sample from and give it to the lab for analysis and compare it with the feces on the st t his dog poop on the stairs, twice, and did not have the decency your dog f eps Please, provide us some sample of your dog's poop in the attached bag. Just leave it on your Patio and we will collect it. As you realize, refusal is not option, rather admission of guilt, and reason for immediate eviction, as the law is on our side. We have to protect the health and well being of the tenants. Please, dispose dog feces promptly Your cooperation is expected and appreciated. Sincerely Waldorf Management PS Management is on duty Monday-Friday 9am-5 pm. After these hours, calls accepted only for emergencies (broken lines or fire) meme-mage: Property manager to evict tenants who refuse to supply dog stools for DNA testing. At an apartment complex Burnaby, British Columbia, the property manager has had enough with picking up dog poop after irresponsible tenants. Two weeks ago, 30 tenants received a letter requesting a poop sample from their dog. Actually the word “requesting” is a bit soft. The letter states that refusal is not an option and will lead to immediate eviction.

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fuckwrestling: The Rock is a blessing and we don’t deserve him : therock 2h 313,734 likes therock My two hands. When I was 14yrs old we were evicted from our tiny one bedroom apartment in Hawaii 'cause we couldn't afford the $180 per week rent. Came home with my mom that day to find a pad lock on our door with the eviction notice. My mom stood there in front of the door crying because we had no place to go, but out. It was a real all time shitty low, BUT the silver lining blessing was at 14yrs that moment changed my life. I made a promise to myself that from that day forward I was going to do all I could to make sure we never got evicted again. And I was going to do that with my own two hands. In my 14yr old punk mind, hitting the gym hard and building your body equaled success. And success equaled never getting evicted again. So that's exactly what I did.. and have never stopped since. These days, I know me and my family are a long way away from those hard times, but I'll always work daily as if that eviction notice is waitin' for me around the corner. If you're going thru your own hard times - I read your comments so l know many of you out there are - there's a lot of frustrating shit we can't control - so we gotta focus on the one thing we can always control - putting in the work with our own two hands. Stay strong, because change and success is always possible. Always. #MyTwoHands #YourTwoHands #GodBlessCallouses #AndOurFunEviction Notices 100 fuckwrestling: The Rock is a blessing and we don’t deserve him
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<p><a href="http://integralreality.tumblr.com/post/10345385498">integralreality</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Kowloon Walled City</strong></p> <p>Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898.<br/><br/>Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use. In 1987, the Walled City contained <strong>33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km2; 0.01 sq mi) borders.</strong></p> <p><span>Beginning in the 1950s, Triad groups such as the 14K and Sun Yee On gained a stranglehold on the Walled City’s countless brothels, gambling parlors, and opium dens. The Walled City had become such a haven for criminals that police would venture into it only in large groups. It was not until 1973–74, when a series of more than 3,500 police raids resulted in over 2,500 arrests and over 4,000 pounds of seized drugs, that the Triads’ power began to wane. With public support, particularly from younger residents, the continued raids gradually eroded drug use and violent crime. In 1983, the police commander of the Kowloon City District declared the Walled City’s crime rate to be under control.<br/><br/>The City also underwent massive construction during the 1960s and 1970s. Eight municipal pipes provided water to the entire structure (although more could have come from wells). A few of the streets were illuminated by fluorescent lights, as sunlight rarely reached the lower levels. Although the rampant crime of earlier decades diminished in later years, the Walled City was still known for its high number of unlicensed doctors and dentists, who could operate there without threat of prosecution.</span></p> <p><span>In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City.</span></p> </blockquote>: <p><a href="http://integralreality.tumblr.com/post/10345385498">integralreality</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Kowloon Walled City</strong></p> <p>Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898.<br/><br/>Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use. In 1987, the Walled City contained <strong>33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km2; 0.01 sq mi) borders.</strong></p> <p><span>Beginning in the 1950s, Triad groups such as the 14K and Sun Yee On gained a stranglehold on the Walled City’s countless brothels, gambling parlors, and opium dens. The Walled City had become such a haven for criminals that police would venture into it only in large groups. It was not until 1973–74, when a series of more than 3,500 police raids resulted in over 2,500 arrests and over 4,000 pounds of seized drugs, that the Triads’ power began to wane. With public support, particularly from younger residents, the continued raids gradually eroded drug use and violent crime. In 1983, the police commander of the Kowloon City District declared the Walled City’s crime rate to be under control.<br/><br/>The City also underwent massive construction during the 1960s and 1970s. Eight municipal pipes provided water to the entire structure (although more could have come from wells). A few of the streets were illuminated by fluorescent lights, as sunlight rarely reached the lower levels. Although the rampant crime of earlier decades diminished in later years, the Walled City was still known for its high number of unlicensed doctors and dentists, who could operate there without threat of prosecution.</span></p> <p><span>In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City.</span></p> </blockquote>

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