Prepsters and surfers aren’t letting a few bed bugs influence their choices in fashion. Revenues at Abercrombie & Fitch and its subsidiary Hollister rose in July, the Times reports, apparently despite bed bug scares at their Manhattan stores at the beginning of that month.
“I’m not buying their clothes anymore,” a shopper Read More
New York City’s bed bug scourge continues to wreak pain, fear, high extermination expenses, and the occasional overblown lawsuit against real estate moguls.
A Massachusetts woman has sued Vornado Realty Trust, claiming that her September 2009 stay at the Hotel Pennyslvania caused her to “to be bitten by bugs in the bed and/or premises provided by defendants.” Read More
Bedbugs, New York’s near epidemic plague du jour, is at least good news for the various boutique extermination endeavors chewing their way across the city. Among them is Stop Pest Control, centrally located in the garment district. After outgrowing its 3,600-square-foot space at 212 West 35th Street, the company is now taking the Read More
The Penguin building has a bedbug infestation, as Gawker reported earlier this afternoon. Management sent a memo out to staff yesterday warning them of “an insect issue in certain areas” on several floors. Staff were instructed to vacate the building by 1 p.m. today and not return until Monday while pest control goes in and Read More
Yesterday we wrote about the suit a thrice bedbug-bitten former Fox News employee filed against the owner and maintenance company of News Corp.’s headquarters at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. We were skeptical of Joan Clark’s claim in the New York Supreme Court lawsuit that she suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following three separate Read More
The lawyer for a bedbug-bitten Fox News employee suing the landlord and maintenance company of 1211 Avenue of the Americas today blamed his client’s condition on foreign visitors to New York.
“My position is that it comes from foreigners,” Mr. Schnurman told The Observer. “Because it became so inexpensive for foreigners to travel here, I Read More
Vornado-owned Hotel Pennsylvania has agreed to pay nearly $100,000, court records show, to a group of six tourists who claimed to have been bitten by bedbugs while staying at the old Seventh Avenue lodge.
The alleged victims included two Swiss women reportedly "eaten alive" by the nocturnal blood-sucking insects in 2005. Read More
“I haven’t slept in forever,” a visibly traumatized Michelle Hopkins announced last week.
The teary, trembling, 21-year-old Fordham University senior couldn’t help but scratch as she discussed the “itchy, disgusting bites” that spread all across her body after just a few nights inside Manhattan’s ragged New Yorker Hotel.
Talk about a learning experience: Read More