Double murder… at the Piazza!


I was no fan before yesterday, when a young woman and a man from out of town were gunned down in cold blood in the hallways of these apartments.  The project is little more than a monument to Mr. Blatstein, the developer who thinks that creating a walled community is, somehow, integrating into the neighborhood.

Well, for the residents of these buildings, this is an horrific story.  For Blatstein and his crew, it’s a PR nightmare, especially since The Piazza just opened.  Was it a drug deal?  Was it a serial killer?  Blatstein’s people have apparently conducted a detailed investigation that has revelaed that this is ‘an isolated incident’.  Wow!  Thanks.  I feel so much better now.  I’ll bet the hundreds (thousands?) of tenants feel a lot better too.

You’ll see in the Inquirer article that the whole thing was caught on camera.  That’s great too.  Were those security cameras?  If so, they were intended to help keep the residents safe.  Which means that the landlord undertook certain measures to protect the safety of tenants, which means… (wait for it) CIVIL LIABILITY!!  Pretty soon some smart plaintiff’s lawyer will own that shithole and Blatstein will be living at the old State Office Building, waiting for his next loan to come through.

The other thing about the security cameras and the murder footage is that Blatstein can show it on the massive TV.  Fun for the whole family.

TV Worship

Bart Blatsein is a developer who has pumped a ton of money into my neighborhood, God bless ‘im.  Part of the latest residential development is called The Piazza.  It features a large open space with a landscaping, seating and (wait for it) a gigantic outdoor TV!!

More than 600 apartments — which the outspoken, charismatic developer boasts are all leased — overlook the large veranda with the largest television screen this side of the Comcast Center.

This excerpt comes from that paragon of journalistic prowess, The Philadelphia Metro.  I’ll have to post a picture of this monstrosity over the weekend.  Because, you know, if I didn’t see it on some giant flat panel television – it didn’t really happen!!