New York City woman finds hidden empty apartment behind her medicine cabinet

No. Sorry. Your fight is with TikTok.

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I love shit like this.

Kind of bummed that it wasn’t a room she could take advantage us.

Reminds me of an old SF story, set in a super-overpopulated London. A guy has an “apartment” that is a part of a stair landing. Just a place for his bed and a dresser. One day he explores a loose board and finds . . . a sitting room, with windows and a chair. An unimaginably vast private space, by his standards.

Also reminds me of the time I opened a little hatch underneath the sink of a Holiday Inn. Tulsa OK, I think. It turned out to be access to a “wet wall,” a 3’ wide space that ran behind the rooms. I was at a corner, so the space went forward and to my right. Also up and down! No floor.

There were other hatches, to other rooms.

Also. ALSO . . . perched on the “sill” of my hatchway were two unopened bottles of cheap red wine.

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Ah ya! apartments in buildings share walls! why is anybody surprised by this? obviously, the vacant apartment is not being heated you just need to tell your landlord to close up the hole that the lazy carpenter failed to do

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If there’s a lamp post and a woman offering you Turkish Delight, get out of there!

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Is someone visiting the neighboring apartment and stealing the copper plumbing? It is incredibly unsafe that there is an access point between apartments.

This is crazy considering real estate values in NYC. Just sitting there, unused.

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What if there’s a locked safe?

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Haha. That reminds me of the episode of Futurama where Fry and Bender become roommates and Fry ends up moving into “the closet”. :joy:

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The problem isn’t the shared wall - it’s that it’s a hole in her wall that opens up onto another unit. For anyone, but especially for women living alone, that’s very troubling.

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You can leave if you want, but I’m going to find the Jesus lion.

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Word; that’s a huge security risk, and potential liability for the owners of the property.

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Yes, apartment share walls, but they’re not supposed to share other space.

Take, for instance, my last apartment - actually a townhouse, and that’s important. The attic and basement spaces were constructed as a single space, with a dividing wall set up in the basement and no dividers up in the attic. I discovered the basement wall was mostly decorative when I found the neighbor’s cat throwing his toys into our basement, and I found the attic was a common space when the wind blew the access door off and I stuck my head in and saw down the entire length of the building.

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Since we are making Narnia references, it’s worth pointing out that the whole thing started when the Magician’s nephew crawled along the connected attic spaces in their row houses and made a discovery. I’d like to say more but I read it in 1979 so the details are foggy.

Unseparated attics and crawlspace would never pass fire code now.

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It makes me think of the final scene of Phantasm.

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Understood. I kind of expected that would be the case, but naively hoped it might be somehow to do with how they were embedded here. C’est la vie. Thanks.

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GIF by Tras la Cámara

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Given the other stuff my landlords pulled I’m not entirely sure it should’ve passed then, either.

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I was hoping that the space didn’t have any other way into it and she could have just used it as an annex of her apartment. But it’s just another apartment, with its own access.

I was hoping for a scenario like the Danny DeVito shrine.

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I loved the guy’s reference to the movie Parasite.

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