– A business developer in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze is facing legal action after voluntarily cleaning up more than 40 tons of trash from a vacant lot neighboring his local business. As the old adage goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Ori Feibush says he visited the local offices of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority four times, sent in seven written requests and made 24 phone calls to the agency asking them to take care of a major eyesore: an empty lot next to his coffee shop was home to more than 40 tons of debris. Not only did the agency fail to act but it also denied Feibush’s offer to clean up the mess himself. But the Daily News reports that Feibush went ahead with his plans anyway, reportedly spending more than $20,000 of his own money not only to remove the trash but also to level the soil; add cherry trees, fencing and park benches; and repave the sidewalk. However, the city agency was less excited, demanding that Feibush return the vacant lot to its previous condition and saying it is considering legal action against him. “Like any property owner, [the authority] does not permit unauthorized access to or alteration of its property,” Paul D. Chrystie, director of communications at the Office of Housing and Community Development told the paper. “This is both on principle (no property owner knowingly allows trespassing) and to limit taxpayer liability.”
I hope you guys don’t think I’m simply being a contrarian when I say I hope the city sues the shit out of smug-ass moneybags Captain Planet here. Bruh — nobody asked you to swoop in with your cash and trucks and hired goons to save the day. It makes me sick just thinking about the amount of self-satisfaction this b-hole must feel from cleaning this lot. And by cleaning this lot I mean paying other people to clean the lot. Wipe that contentment off your rich little face, Ori Feibush. Also, what the hell kinda name is Ori Feibush, anyway?
ALSO, It doesn’t make you a good person because you throw money at problems that aren’t even problems. I’ve been around Philadelphia for a long time and if there’s one thing I know it’s that the city has a certain standard it likes to uphold, and part of that standard includes filthy vacant lots with random chicken bones, Honey Bun wrappers, and other corner store garbage. If the city wanted all of its vacant lots to look coffee shops in Phoenix they’d clean it up themselves. IT’S THEIR PROPERTY, Ori. They have the right to keep it as clean or as hypodermic needle filled as they please.
Mind your own biz.