Monday, February 21, 2011

Slumlord Mahmood Khan's Answer To "The Curtains Of Dispair" Is "The Pizza Box Of Desperation"

Photo and blog post by John Hoff

What happened here at 2501 Golden Valley Road? Was slumlord Mahmood Khan jealous of all the attention this blog paid to "The Curtains of Dispair" at Bashir Moghul's run down property, and so Khan needed to grab center stage?

Check out what's going on with this broken plate glass window. Somebody has stuffed a take-out pizza box and a bubble gum pink blanket behind the hole in the window. Please note that whoever did this has a finely-tuned sense of aesthetics: they faced the greasy side of the pizza box away from the outside.

Careful, you might accidentally set off a wave of gentrification like that! Here's the most bitter irony of all: this building is directly across from a glass repair business.

Obviously, about ten seconds after I get done with this blog post...

...I will be sending an email to 311.

But it's pretty hard to keep up with Mahmood Khan, no matter how many 311 calls and emails are made. This man's capacity to create slummy conditions are on a par with the super powers of cartoon villains. We in North Minneapolis can only cry out to a higher power, in this case the city: please revoke this man's rental license and save us from his tidal wave of slum!


Anonymous said...

Maybe you could notify Khan and see how quick he gets it repaired? I doubt the tenant will since the tenant probably broke it to begin with! Just a thought.....

Anonymous said...

Looks good to me.

Johnny Northside! said...

No. I think I will let the city tell him. Speaking directly to property owners doesn't seem to produce any good results. They either don't call back when you leave them a message on their answering machine or you get a blistering earful about, oh gee, why are you picking on them? Why don't you report somebody else? Why don't you just accept things the way they are because it's North Minneapolis?

As long as slumlords cop an attitude with me I will make a point of...

A.) Telling the blogosphere about the problems with their crappy properties.

B.) Telling the city about the problems with their crappy properties.

C.) Well, there is no C, actually. A and B will suffice, and in that order.

Anonymous said...

No landlord will call YOU back John. They all know your reputation as a psycho lunatic.
You're nuts and everyone knows it. They just blow you off as a crazy.
When a sane person calls they get results.

Johnny Northside! said...

I don't know if you followed the conversation above so let me spell it out for you SLOWLY.






Instead, I will call the city.