In the universe of my imagination, short communication doesn't stop with text messaging and tweets. It continues to the cloud of network names that you can only see by trying to connect to wifi in assorted locations around Chicago.
Fictional neighbors in apartment buildings are talking to each other. They argue. They advise. They complain. All this takes place on the available wifi networks screens on their computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Please join me as I visit them on my completely made-up journey.
Building Type: Four plus one
- Shoe Lover
- Rainbow Connection
- Loud Walking Hater
- Miss Piggyback (WiFiiiYa!)
- Magic Triangle
- Your Feet Are Neat
Neighborhood: Albany Park
Building Type: Courtyard Continue reading [FICTION] 10 tiny neighborhood dramas as seen through their wireless network names
If you're faint of heart or under the age of 18, this article might not be for you. Otherwise, stay tuned for a lineup fit for a Halloween movie marathon.
Apartments are a great setting for horror movies. Close quarters, weird neighbors and unknown previous occupants who may or may not have died horribly are all excellent components in a good scary movie. In honor of Halloween, here are some of our favorite ghost films and creep fests where apartments and apartment life play a major role. Continue reading Halloween Special: Top 10 Horror Movies set in Apartments
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So I've been working on a research project involving Yelp and Chicago landlords. It'll be a few weeks before I have the final results, but I wanted to take a moment to discuss one early piece of data I've already discovered. There's one particular word that landlords and tenants both use, but with completely different definitions. The conflicting use of that word is at the core of nearly 40% of Yelp complaints against landlords, property managers and their ilk. Continue reading Failure to Communicate
What you are about to read is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the people listed below and lunatics you might happen to know personally is entirely coincidental and unintentional, although also hopefully funny.
||Hallway smoke detector beeping.
||Lights are out on back porch stairs 2nd to 3rd flr east
||Someone is stomping around on the back porch
Continue reading Apples & Pears Property Management Phone Log, Thursday Oct 15, 2015 [Fiction]