French Photographer Jerome
Trashing the Streets of Los Angeles
I went from one asshole as a
neighbor to another asshole as a neighbor:
Jerome Duchange, AKA "Garbage Boy"
I moved out of the Arts District several months ago after being tortured for two years by my asshole slumlord, Paul Solomon, and the demonic anti artists of the Arts District, the sexually frustrated Joseph Pitruzzelli, who calls my Vargas style pin-up art "porn", and his little pansy ass scum bag cousin, Tyler "The Liar" Wilson; together AKA, the pathetic yuppie wiener boys of Wurstkuche, also known as Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC and Wurstkuche Restaurant, or "Worst Kuche" as they are called by the local artists around them who they torture on a daily basis since they rudely invaded the Arts District with their noise, congestion and mediocre array of over priced sausages. Unfortunately, my new neighbor, Jerome "Douchebag" Duchange, and his drama queen girlfriend Ishtar Montes De Oca, aren't much better then the invasive wiener boys were.
In high school in the 70's, the environment became a big deal for my generation and for me as we became aware of what we were dumping into the earth. My photography teachers in high school and college would always make a point about how we disposed of the chemistry we used to develop film and paper. We had services that actually picked up the used chemistry and reclaimed the silver from the fixative. Then in college after studying astronomy and the origin of the universe, and especially after visiting Yosemite for the first time, I was awed by natures pristine grandeur, and I realized how quickly we we're actually fucking everything up with how we treated this world. Since then, I've been environmentally conscious of how I treat this planet. I don't just throw my trash on the street and I actually used a service to reclaim the silver from my own darkrooms chemistry. I realized it's not only bad for the planet and the environment, it's just inconsiderate to everyone else around you and the generations that will come after us. But considerations like that don't seem to enter Jerome Duchange's self centered little mind.
I usually get pissed off when I see someone throwing a small gum wrapper on the sidewalk. But Jerome Duchange literally throws piles of his trash out his second story window with no consideration for the planet, this city, his neighbors or anyone else around him! He is a pathetic self centered slob that treats the streets of this city like the French ghetto he must have come from. And after seeing him do this multiple times now, and after him dumping some white milky liquid all over my plants below his window, I am pissed off enough to blog about it. (Being pissed off is usually what motivates me to write my blogs in the first place.)
"Slob" is defined in the dictionary as: "lacking in refinement or perception; insensitive; dull" And that's Jerome Duchange in a dirty little nutshell. A big fucking SLOB! He tosses his trash out the window, right in front of this building and usually from his second floor window! He is totally self centered and self serving and has no consideration for anyone around him, and yes, since I am directly blow him, that definitely includes me. I have seen him throw a dirty old rug out his window right in front of my studio, empty paint cans, construction debris, pizza boxes dropped from his window still with left over half eaten slices, and again today after he finished a photo session, he once agin actually balled up about 10 feet of seemless paper (background paper photographers use) and tossed it and other garbage out his window onto the street below.
Gray and white seemless backdrops thrown from Jerome Duchange's second story window.
In my life, I have never known any professional photographer (and I use the term professional loosely with regards to Jerome) that would do this. He is a disgusting excuse for a neighbor and must have been brought up by a hord of pigs! Maybe that's how they get rid of their trash in France, just toss it out the window, but that's not the way it's done in the USA, Jerome! It's actually illegal to throw any trash on the street and there should be an even bigger fine for throwing it out a second story window!
Jerome, you are a pathetic thoughtless polluter and maybe me letting everyone else know what I have to put up with outside my window will shame you into thinking twice before you do this again. This is the USA! Not France, asshole! KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL!
My wonderful new neighbor, Studio 1015, Jerome Duchange
If you ever seen a cartoon that characterizes the French people as being arrogant, self centered and rude, then you’ve already met my new neighbor Jerome Duchange, a mediocre head shot photographer in the studio above me in a downtown Los Angeles M2 zoned building.His name does seem to fit him perfectly since he’s acted like a duchebag since the first day I moved in here.What a piece of work this guy is!A whiny spoiled little child in his 40's that complains about everything I do in this studio.Jerome literally throws temper tantrums, pounding on the floor regularly whenever he hears any music from my studio, even while I have clients here for a photo session.Talk about a pathetic killjoy!Jerome Duchange comes across to me as a pompous pouting child who thinks the world should revolve around him.Sorry Bubba, not me!
When I first moved into this new studio, I was actually excited that another photographer was living above me.But what a whining self centered jackass Jerome turned out to be.He has never once come down and been friendly or even sociable, only to complain about every little noise I make since the day I moved in here!And this is a M2 zoned industrial building!! In fact, I have never even seen Jerome smile in the 3 or 4 months I've been here. Not sure if he actually can. The homeless people in this area have been friendlier then he is! And on top of having to deal with Jerome's self serving arrogance, all of a sudden, I have found myself having to deal with one of his girlfriends, Ishtar Montes De Oca. Unfortunately for me, she seems to just be a slightly bitchier version of Jerome, except for the fact that I actually think she has more balls then he does!
Friday night at 8:30 Jerome once again started throwing his daily temper tantrum, pounding on my ceiling, his floor because he hears a slight bass beat from my music. Most of the time I just ignore him. But not being in the mood for his attitude and the fact that it was only 8:30 on a Friday night, my response this time was to turn the music up to drown him out and to show him the difference between the way I play my music, and what loud really is.Again, this is a M2 zoned industrial building and any industrial noise I make in here is perfectly legal.A concept that Jerome’s self absorbed brain doesn’t seem to understand.After a few songs, I actually turned the music back down to where I was first listening to it.A few minutes later, Ishtar Montes De Oca came to my door and literally started a non stop rant that consisted of totally non sequitur babble.Keep in mind I never said more then 2 words to this girl who only seemed to show up here in the last few weeks. And the words we had were becuse she and Jerome blocked my car in one day with hers and caused me to miss a meeting.
As Ishtar ranted,
the only sentence I could actually understand was her telling me that Jerome
rides a motor cycle.What that has to do with anything,
I really don’t know.But maybe that’s what turns her
on and so she had to tell me.Either way, it was the
only sentence in her rant that I could actually remember.And
when I tried to speak up or even get a word in edge wise as she flapped
her lips at a mile a minute, she just got louder and so I got louder too.I
finally told her if she didn’t shut up and let me speak, that I would close
the door on her.So she said ok, speak… But literally
after only getting out two words, babbling Ishtar again started her motorized
mouth going with her unintelligible rant, not letting me get a word in
edgewise.Then when I got louder to speak over her,
she actually called me “a pussy” for trying to talk over her.
At which point I just closed the door.So let’s
get this straight...Jerome pounds on the floor like
'HE MAN', then sends his girlfriend down to fight his battles... and I’m
the pussy?Wow!French logic
is even stranger then the sci-fi scripts I write!
After this incident,
I sat down and wrote Jerome a letter (posted below), and carbon copied
one to my landlord to let him know what was going on.
After 3 or 4 months of his tantrums, it's been long coming. My
landlord wanted to set up a meeting for Jerome and I to meet with him to
see if we can work it out so I said that's fine.But
guess who again showed up in his place. ... That’s right it
was his ranting girlfriend, Ishtar Montes De Oca.Once
again there to fight Jerome’s battles. (I don't think
she realizes her car isn't the only one I've seen parked in back of mine
at night. ;-)
The first thing out of Istar's mouth was to tell me that I owe her an apology for hurting her feelings by trying to talk over her rant at my door. Telling my landlord that she was so upset that she walked away crying. WHAT RIDICULOUS BULLSHIT!! She is not only a lier, but a bad actress as well! She was ranting like an angry bitch at my door, screaming that I'm a pussy! She was not sobbing or upset, nor did she walk away in tears! This girl blatantly lied right in front of me as she tried to play the poor damsel in distress game with my landlord. Trying to villainize me for doing nothing more then listening to music in my own fucking studio!! Ishtar Montes De Oca is a shamless drama queen. I can still hear the violins playing for her stage performance even now!
And yes, the irony has not escaped me that I left my last studio because my neighbors were too noisy! But they turned an actual artist in residence on the other side of my wall into a noisy commercial warehouse that dragged beer kegs and restaurant supplies in and out until 3:00 a.m.. When I moved in, it was a rock and roll recording studio and I never had one problem with noise. It was only when the fucking wiener boys of Wurstkuche restaurant arrived and destroyed the heart of the arts district and any peace the artists had there.
But back to this
rant... So Ishtar shows
up instead of Jerome and then blatantly lies to my landlord right in front
of me, then asks me to apologize to poor little her for what she just claimed
I did to her. Which in fact was her coming to my door, angrily ranting
non stop in my face and calling me a pussy as I tried to get a word in
edgewise.Obviously, I said "NO", I had nothing
to apologize for and she damn well knew it. She sure
as hell never apologized to me for having blocked me in! And neither
did Jerome for that matter! But now with my refusal to appologize
for her made up trama, the bad acting started... Ishtar stood up and started
to rant in front of my landlords not letting them get a word in either
and then said she was leaving.And as she did, she
picked up a cup of water she had and tried to throw it at me.Unfortunately
for her, she got most of it on my landlord.And also
very clearly showed them the arrogance that I told them I was dealing with.I
couldn’t have asked her for a better demonstration!As
the saying goes Ishtar … 'you’re the man'.But what
does that make Jerome?? Anyway, she proved my point with her little
water trick.It showed the
arrogance I dealt with Friday night, and really no different then dealing
with Jerome. As I think about it, the two actually are a perfect
couple! France, don't ever change!
ps... The Coneheads were from France too. Mepps!
Letter I dilivered to Jerome Duchange
Let me make this very clear…. This is an M2 zoned industrial building and that is why I moved in here.And I have spoken to David about this and he agrees with me about what this building is actually zoned for.I could be grinding and banging metal on a 24 hour basis in here and it would be perfectly legal in this building.But lucky for you, all I do for the most part is play music and watch movies as I work.This is not even a legal live / work space and you have absolutely no right what so ever to continuously bang on the floor or complain about anything I do in here.Not anything!You’ve been a pathetic whiney child since the first day I moved in here. You’ve complained about everything I do to the point of being totally obnoxious.I had ten dollars in text messages just from you the first month I got my phone so I cancelled the texting because of you!Well here’s a news flash Jerome… I am not here to appease you.I’m here to do what I want to, the same as you do.And you make more god damn noise above my head in one day then I do in a week.Including playing your music loud when you’re doing a photo session.And then you have the nerve to pound on the floor when I have clients here and I’m in the middle of a shoot?You’re a self serving pathetic hypocrite!Do you hear me banging the ceiling like a spoiled whiny child when you make noise or play your music loud??Or every morning that you wake me?No!!Never happened!Not even once!But as soon as you’re done making all your noise for the day, you think I should cower in a corner and be quiet just for you.Again, this is a M2 zoned building and I’m here so I can do what I need to do.I am not here to appease you, or to only work or make noise on your schedule.And I’m also not here to be insulted by you or your motor mouth girlfriend who can’t seem to shut up long enough to let anyone else get a word in edgewise.
So here’s the deal, you’re just going to have to live with my noise the same as I live with all of yours.Because if you continue to bang on the floor like the spoiled little child you obviously are, then I’m just going to turn the volume up to drown you out.The choice is yours.
Get it?Got it?Good.
To date, Jerome has not responded to this letter.
In court again today with
the head wiener boy at Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC.
I was in court today with Joseph Pitruzzelli, the little yuppie wiener boy, also known as one of the owners of Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC and Wurstkuche restaurant. What a pathetic piece of shit Joseph Pitruzzelli is! He and his arrogant little pansy ass partner Tyler Wilson literally tortured me for the last two years as their neighbor and they are still trying their hardest to make it all about me and take no responsibility what so ever for what they have done to me or the LA arts district. Neither Joseph or Tyler have an ounce of integrity what so ever between them and that's from my two year torturous experience as their unfortunate neighbor! I was in the arts district 25 years before these jackasses were out of their shit filled diapers. And since they showed up just 2 years ago, these idiots have literally disrupted my life with the illegal use of the AIR unit next to me and brought nothing but noise, smoke and congestion to what was once a great neighborhood for an artist to live in. Well not any more! These assholes don't have a fucking clue about the Los Angeles arts district or why the actual artist are there! Not a fucking clue!
Joseph actually tried to blackmail me today into dropping the law suit we were in court for by saying they would file suits against me for standing up for my rights unless I dropped the suit, calling my confronting them about daily violating my rights, harassment! If that isn't the fire calling the kettle black, I don't know what is! What self serving arrogant yuppie assholes these jerks are! They have no conscience and they have no shame. I basically told him to go fuck himself and that I would be happy to repeat every word I wrote about them in any court they want to meet me in! Every word is true and all from my unfortunate experiences with them as my totally inconsiderate neighbors over the last two years! They are the worst fucking neighbors I have ever had to endure! They are arrogant, selfish, spoiled little yuppie brats and they can kiss my fucking ass before I'll back down from my blogs and the well earned opinion I have of them! These assholes are the most inconsiderate neighbors I have ever had to deal with in my entire life, and they literally disrupted my work and my life from the first week they opened their mediocre, over priced nothing but noise sausage factory. "Wurst Kuche" would be a more appropreate name!
Joseph Pitruzzelli is a pathetic self centered asshole with no conscience what so ever. He and Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC have now taken at lease two artist lofts away from actual artist that should be living there! They turned 808 E. 3rd into a noisy beer keg warehouse, an illegal use of an AIR unit according to the city of Los Angeles, and they have made my old unit 808 1/2 where I was for 3 years before these assholes got there, into an unlivable noisy loft that I'm sure can now only be rented out commercially, and I'm sure will be, by mister money hungry Paul Solomon, who I have no doubt purposely allowed this to happen. He's wanted to turn my unit retail since the first year I moved in! Thanks for the giant step backward you self serving douche bag!! It was a warehouse in 1920!!! It's supposed to be the arts district now you inconsiderate moron!
I guess assholes attract each other so he's a perfect landlord for the wiener boys warehouse! Solomon and his partners are monopilizing jackasses who own a good chunk of the arts district buildings, and could give a flying fuck about any of the artists they have screwed over the years as they defrauded them and priced them out into the street. Me now being one of them! I consider what he did to me total fraud! Bate and switch is the term. I rented an AIR and he turned it into a noisy warehouse right under my feet! His and Wurstkuche now define what I now think of the so called LA arts district and I've been here 25 years! It is no longer a haven for actual artists looking for a creative community. It's all owned by self centered yuppies and consciousless developers like Paul Solomon that chase away and price out the actual artists, and do so as they are scanctioned by Jan Perry and the LA city council. None of them care about the actual artist in the arts district, only themselves and their pocketbooks. Well fuck all of you! Your karma will catch up to you eventually!
-David G.Posted 1/26/11
In Court Today Fighting To Put This AIR Building Under Rent Control
I was in court today with my egregious landlord Paul Solomon who has tortured me for 2 years now and the so called new manager, his partner Alan Schneider's "do nothing but lie to me" son, David Schneider. I got to tell the court exactly what was on my mind and exactly what they have done to me, which in my opinion is defraud me via "bate and switch". They rented me this unit in what is supposed to be an artist in residence building, a creative work space and have literally turned it into an unlivable hell with the illegal use of the unit next to me as a commercial warehouse for the wiener boys of Wurstkuche, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson aka Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC. (I guess egregious self serving assholes attract each other!) Paul Solomon does not give a damn about the actual artists in the arts district and treats his tenants like shit! And I am far from the only one that thinks so. Even the wiener boys said something to me in court about Paul's lack of any response to them.
My X-neighbor Tod Lychkoff who had lived in this building for 24 years left a few years ago because Paul Solomon never followed through on anything he was supposed to with regards to bringing parts of this AIR building up to code. In fact, Tod told me that Paul Solomon was actually given big tax breaks when he bought this building in order to do the work that was needed, then never did a thing he was supposed to and use the money to do work on his other newer buildings instead. I wouldn't doubt it from the shape of this building and from what I've seen of Paul! And Jeb Lipson, who was my neighbor in 808 before the wiener boys of Wurstkuche move in to torture me, left after 18 years because Paul Solomon refused to renew his lease and Jeb didn't want to be on a month to month basis. That is the same thing Paul Solomon did to me as well. And from what I was told, he actually gave the sausage idiots a lease to 808! So you'll give a lease to commercial clients but not the actual artist in this artist in residence building?? What a sleazy asshole you are, Paul! And so is your partner Alan who is apparently teaching his son to follow in his footsteps! "Daddy, can you give me a building too?"
It seems that Paul Solomon has made an effort to chase out all the actual artist in this AIR building so he can up the rents on the units that still don't come up to living code, and turn them commercial so he doesn't have to comply with the residential aspect of this building! Am I getting warm? And his cubicles for artists on Industrial street just turns my stomach! Those are not creative work spaces! They are nothing more then over priced storage closets in what should be AIR buildings! This guy is a total phony jackass and treats artists like shit and just tries to make money off them. Paul Solomon and his new management company have treated me terribly from the first year I was here and that is what motivated me to fight back for what they are doing now! He deserved to get smacked back for what he has put me through personally. As my dad always said... "Turn about is fair play."
-David G. Posted 1/21/11
A New name for Hypocrisy:
Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC.
aka, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson, The True Wieners of Wurstkuche
After telling me they wanted to settle the law suit I have against them, and didn’t want to go to court anymore, the lying wiener boys of Wurstkuche, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson, did exactly the opposite and postponed the inevitable. The inevitable being them actually taking responsibility for their inconsiderate egregious actions of violating my rights on a daily basis for the last 2 years! Even the judge asked them why! What pathetic hypocrites I have as neighbors! Arrogant, self serving sleazy lying scum bags who are in denial of how fucking invasive and inconsiderate they really are, so they continue to try and make me the villain to make themselves feel better about being so damn thoughtless to there neighbors. They actually said if they have to pay me the judgment, then they won't sound proof the walls! Well wiener boys, here's another "villainous" blog to shove in your over priced buns. Maybe one day you'll look in the mirror I keep holding up to you assholes and get it! Or maybe one day you'll have neighbors just like yourselves... inconsiderate little pricks who will torture you idiots daily, just like you have tortured me for the last two years now!
Because I sued Joseph and Tyler personally and they are now corporate hypocrites and no longer just individual hypocrites who should actually take responsibility for their practiced hypocrisy and their self serving actions, we are going to start all over and do it all again and will be back in court in a few weeks with a brand new trial as I'm forced to sue their corporate alter ego, Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC. Maybe you should invest in some how to be a good neighbor lessons, you self centered little pricks!
You heard of the anti-Christ? Well Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson are the anti Artist. They have come to the LA Arts District and disrupted the artist around them, destroying two separate artist units in their wake. The one they have turned into a noisy beer keg warehouse at 808, and the one I’m living in at 808 ½ that they have made an unlivable hell for me since they moved here! If there was a worst neighbor in the arts district award, these little yuppie pricks deserve it and I would ask them both to bend over while I give it to them personally. Other then my current landlords, I’ve never met a more pathetic pair of narrow minded self serving jackasses in my life as the Wurstkuche wiener cousins! They don’t get the arts district and they don’t have a fucking clue to why the artists are here. NEWS FLASH … "It’s not for your over priced mediocre sausage assholes!"
David G.Posted 11 / 2010
Yes, that neighbor would be me! This happened multiple time and the asshole owners, Joseph and Tyler accused me of lying about it! So here is the evidence you pathetic inconsiderate douche bags! Right in front of my door!
A LETTER TO: The Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association
Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson have got to be the most self centered inconsiderate jackasses I have ever had to deal with as neighbors in the arts district and I've been here for 25 years! For Joseph to be the president of your organization or anything with "artist" in the title is total hypocrisy on your part! But I guess the Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association doesn't actually consider the artist in the arts district actual "stake holders", right?
I won the court case against Wurstkuche for violating LAMC noise ordinance codes and my rights on a daily basis and they are actually going to try to appeal the ruling rather then even try to be considerate neighbors! A ruling that was already set in precedence long before I even sued these idiots! They obviously were not listening to the judge in court or are just too damn arrogant to care about their actual artist neighbors or what the court ruling was. Maybe that doesn't matter to your organization, but it matter to me! Do you think it is right to have a "president" that actually thinks they can win the right to disturb their neighbors just because they are successful? The actual artist in the arts district? Because that's what they want to be able to continue to do! What total hypocrisy on both your parts!
The court ruling in case number LAM 10M07169 said: "Nighttime operations causing excess noise constitutes private nuisance even if the use is permitted by city." And by the way, it is NOT permitted by the city! They have been given an order to comply by the city and ordered to turn 808 E. 3rd St., an actual AIR unit back into an actual AIR unit! But has Joseph Pitruzzelli complied?? NO! That's your president! It's amazing what money will make you guys overlook!
I actually thought they got it and were going to comply for the first week or so after the court ruling. But that’s how long it lasted, just a week or so, which seems to be the edge of their attention span and the time limit on any promise to be quieter they have ever made me since they moved in here. Their arrogance is disgusting! It’s been over twenty months now since they moved in and they have tortured me as their neighbor from the first week they were here! And it still hasn’t stopped! They are once again dragging kegs and restaurant supplies in and out of the Artist in Residence loft they are illegally using as a noisy beer keg warehouse in this actual AIR building. This is supposed to be a creative environment, isn't it? And even as noisy as they are during the day, the noise is supposed to stop after 10:00 pm according to the law, not 2:00 am! Again, that's the president of the Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association? Why don't you guys just call it the Los Angeles Business Association because you really can't give a damn about the actual artists if you have a jackass like Joseph Pitruzzelli as your president!
It's been months since the city has order them to comply and turn 808 E. 3rd Street back into an actual Artist in Residence. The order to comply still stands, but Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson have done nothing to date but continued to ignore that city order to comply. And now they think they can appeal the court ruling so they can continue to torture their artist neighbors with their non stop noise. To say they are a "nuisance" is an incredible understatement. Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson are just blatant inconsiderate jackasses and have done nothing but disrupt my life since they got here! They just don't care! The city has said it’s wrong and the courts have said it is wrong. The only ones who think it’s okay to be as inconsiderate as they want to be are Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson and your organization!
Yeap. the inconsiderate sausage idiots just won't stop! ...and neither will I!
Wurstkuche Restaurant Fights
For The Right To Disturb Their Neighbors.
as posted by J.A. Citizen Editorials
“Joseph Pitruzzelli , Tyler Wilson and their noisy sausage factory Wurstkuche have got to be the most self centered inconsiderate jackasses I have ever had to deal with as neighbors.” Insists Los Angeles artist David Goldner. “I won the court case against them for violating LAMC noise ordinance codes and they are actually going to try to appeal the ruling. A ruling that was already set in precedence long before I even sued these idiots! They obviously were not listening to the judge in court or are just too damn arrogant to actually care about their neighbors, the law is or what the court ruling said.” David says the later is most likely closer to the truth. “Do they actually think they can win the right to disturb their neighbors?? I don’t think so!”
The court ruling in case number LAM 10M07169 said: "Nighttime operations causing excess noise constitutes private nuisance even if the use is permitted by city."
“I actually thought they got it and were going to comply for the first week or so after the ruling. But that’s how long it lasted, just a week or so, which seems to be the edge of their attention span and the time limit on any promise to be quieter they have ever made me.” David says in disgust. “It’s been over twenty months now since they moved in and they have tortured me from the first week they were here! And it still hasn’t stopped! They are once again dragging kegs and restaurant supplies in and out of the Artist in Residence loft they are illegally using as a noisy beer keg warehouse in this residential building. This is supposed to be a creative environment. And even as noisy as they are during the day, the noise is supposed to stop after 10:00 pm according to the law, not 2:00 am!
It's now three months after the city has order them to comply and turn 808 E. 3rd Street back into an actual Artist in Residence.” David goes on… “The order to comply still stands, but Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson have done nothing to date but continued to ignore that city order to comply. And the city seems to be doing nothing to enforce it either. Now they think they can appeal the court ruling so they can continue to torture their neighbors with their non stop noise. To say they are a "nuisance" is an incredible understatement. The owners of Wurstkuche are just blatant jackasses! They just don't care! The city has said it’s wrong and the courts have said it is wrong. The only ones who think it’s okay to be as inconsiderate as they want to be are Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson. They are self serving idiots and just don’t give a damn about anything but themselves.”
David goes on to say… “We will be back in court… but sooner then they think. They want to fight rather be considerate? They want to continue disturbing me into the night rather then comply with the city of Los Angeles or the district courts? Then they will have more then just one case to appeal in the next few months and they can bet on it!” David Goldner promises he will be filing another suit not just for himself, but on behalf of all the artist actually living in the arts district.
--J. A. Citizen
Vandalized by David Schneider and ADS Development Co. LLC
(I guess that is a theme in the arts district!)
If I thought my management company was sleazy before, this new action just took them to a new level of tawdriness. I sued them for breech of quiet enjoyment because they weren't being considerate of me and what is their response? They act even worse! In a totally vindictive move, David Schneider, the manager of my AIR building just vandalized my property! This is something I'd expect from a spoiled child, not the manager of my building.
I have had signs up above my door for years now, almost since I moved in here that advertise my business. They are just heavy paper and I change them all the time with a change in design. They are attached by nothing more then double stick tape, not permanent, nor do they physically effect the building. But today, after coming back from a short walk with my dogs, I found my signs torn down and shoved under my door into my studio with a note from David Schneider saying I have no right to post a sign above my door. This was nothing more then a blatantly vindictive sleazy childish petty attempt to get back at me for suing him as management for "Breech of quiet enjoyment" and for trying to put the building under rent stabilization where it belongs. I have collected all the paper work, and according to my attorney, this building very well should be under rent stabilization and that I have been paying too much rent under that ordinance. But the management is not complying, nor do they seem to want to take me back to court to prove I'm wrong.
David, you have no fucking conscience and your lack of consideration for me as a tenant and one of the few actual artists left in this so called AIR building is just fucking appalling! This act of vandalism by you was nothing more then vindictive. And so far, that has been the definition of your management skills. Or do you think painting the "No Smoking" sign off the wall between me and the restaurant was your idea of being considerate??
David Schneider didn't rip down the sign that my neighbor in this building is displaying over his door at 820 E. 3rd.. A sign hung by actually drilling holes into the building to add hooks. I wonder why? Nor did he rip down the sign that my other neighbor has up on the wall at 808 E. 3rd St.. Both units are part of this building. Only mine. Gee... do you think that is because I just sued him for "Breech of quite enjoyment"? Of course!
David Schneider is a petty excuse for a landlord and just showed me he is also a pathetic vindictive childish jackass. But I guess with Paul Solomon and his overbearing father Allen Schneider as mentors, that was bound to be the case. David Schneider has not had one ounce of respect or consideration for me or any other tenant in this building since he took over as the manager. The only thing he and the owners of this building care about is their over priced bottom line. And in court the other day, David stood and said nothing while his father did all the talking for him. He was handed this job by daddy and it is clear to me that he thinks he can flip people like he said he used to flip houses. David, you have no fucking clue to what it's like to struggle as an artist! Nor does you father or Paul Solomon! And you don't have a hint of compassion or consideration between you.
You had absolutely no right to vandalize my property and you are lucky I didn't catch you actually doing it or I would have called the police and pressed charges for what you did! And if you do it again, be assured I will file charges against you. I have just as much right to display a sign over my door for my business as my neighbors in 820 do. And if you didn't want them up, you never even asked me to take them down. You just acted like a thug and ripped them down from over my door vindictively! That's pure bullshit and just blatant harassment! If you think I'm wrong about the rent stabilization, then why aren't we going to court to prove it? You think you're going to harass me out of here instead?
My signs were taped to the wall, not permanently fixed and did not effect your building. You had no right to vandalize them and you know it and they are now back above my door but now not attached to the wall, where they have been for years before you got here! Destroy my property again and I will file vandalism charges and take you back to court for your petty bullshit harassment.
--David G.Posted 10/23/10
L.A. Arts District Artist
Wins Law Suit For All Artist's Rights
- Wurstkuche Restaurant Loses
by J.A. Citizen Saturday,
Oct. 23, 2010 at 9:10 PM
A law suit filed in Los Angeles court against Joseph Pitruzzelli, Tyler Wilson, and Wurstkuche Restaurant was ruled on this past week in favor of the plaintiff, David Goldner, the artist neighbor who filed the suit. The court ruling in case # LAM 10M07169 against Wurstkuche said: "Nighttime operations causing excess noise constitutes private nuisance even if the use is permitted by city." A ruling in David Goldner's favor.
"I told them from the start they were in the wrong but neither Joseph Pitruzzelli or Tyler Wilson seemed to care how much they violated my rights..." says artist David Goldner. "This is a legal Artist in Residence building and neither Joseph or Tyler have had one ounce of respect for the residential rights of me or anyone in this building since they took over the artist unit 808, right next to me and turned it into an illegal noisy commercial warehouse. That's why we ended up in court. This has nothing to do with their restaurant. That is a separate building at 800 E. 3rd. They think because their restaurant has been successful this last year, that they can do what they want and violate my personal rights every night. This building is not part of their restaurant. And now both the City of Los Angeles has agreed with me and the district courts have agreed with me, and both have told Wurstkuche they are wrong!"
David goes on... "According to this court ruling I do have a right to live here in peace and they do have to stop being a "nuisance" after 10:00 pm. But what has made this whole matter even worse is that Joseph and Tyler have treated me like I was the bad guy here when it's been them violating my rights all along, and they know it, or they sure as hell should know it now! I fought back for my rights as well as for every artist that lives in the arts district. They have been torturing me late into the night with their non-stop noise in unit 808 of this building! No one should be forced to live next to this amount of constant ruckus!
Wurstkuche's use of 808 E. 3rd St. has been an illegal use of that artist in residence unit from the start according to the City of Los Angeles who gave them an order to turn that unit, 808, back into an Artist in Residence. An order that Tyler Wilson, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Paul Solomon the building's owner have ignored far beyond the comply date, by the way. And now the district court has ruled that I indeed do have the right to peace and quite at night too. And according to that ruling, ..."excess noise constitutes private nuisance even if the use is permitted by city." Meaning they can not use the excuse that any kind of permit allows them to annoy me into the night after 10:00 pm! It does not! I and every artist living in the arts district have an excepted right to peace and quite after 10:00 pm. This may be news to Joseph Pitruzzelli, Tyler Wilson and maybe David Schneider and Paul Solomon too, but is not news to me. This is the way it's always been in the arts district in any AIR I have ever lived in and this is my 4th AIR in 25 years. Wurstkuche has been here only 18 months!"
David hopes both the building and restaurant owners will now stop the noisy commercial activity after 10:00 pm. Buy says if the owners of Wurstkuche fail to comply with the court ruling, he may seek a court ordered injunction to stop all commercial use of 808, and or graduate to a superior court law suit in order to make the financial penalty much steeper for what he says they are doing to his peace of mind by not allowing him to sleep at night and constantly waking him up.
David Goldner is back in court October 26th with David Schneider of ADS THIRD, the current management for the AIR building at 808 to 820 E. 3rd St., owned by Paul Solomon of Linear City.
Vandalized by Tyler Wilson, owner of Wurstkuche Restaurant
In a world of whinny pansy ass lying little pathetic bitches, Tyler Wilson of Wurstkuche restaurant has to be the king of self centered assholes. I hold in my hand a "Police Vandalism Report" against Tyler Wilson that was just taken by the LAPD. That's because I caught the little pussy ass bitch ripping a posting down off my wall in front of my studio that was printed from an article on line regarding my law suit against him, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Wurstkuche restaurant. Why were you ripping it down, Tyler? Did it embarrass you asshole? Good! You should be embarrassed for what you've put me through these last 18 months! This is a legal Artist in Residence building and you've illegally turned it into a fucking 24 hour warehouse with no consideration at all for the actual resident's who live here, you asshole!! You have tortured me with sleep deprivation for 18 months now from your constant lack of consideration! And that's why we are in court in just a few weeks! Because you idiots disturb me every fucking night and you know it and don't care! But it was not me that called the police today was it....
I confronted Tyler and literally smacked his hand away as he was ripping down my property. A print out of the on line article about the law suit, posted on my wall in front of my studio. It looked to me like he was going to cry for a minute... But then he cleared his eyes and pulled out his cell phone with a better idea. He called the police, claiming I just assaulted him by slapping his hand. Pansy ass little bitch! Funny that he didn't mention the fact that he was actually vandalizing my property when I did so! Unfortunately for Tyler, I had a witness that confirmed what had actually happened when the police got here. But the truth apparently doesn't mean a damn thing to Tyler Wilson, and he proceeded to literally make up a phony story and lie to the police that I had pulled a knife on one of his employees earlier! Are you fucking kidding me??? You make up a malicious fucking story like that and lie straight to the police? I think that is a crime in itself, isn't it? It was a total fucking mendacity! You're a pathetic lying sack of shit, Tyler Wilson and you know it! You spew pure verbal vomit and your sausage isn't any better! (Not that the police believed you!) And if that had actually happened, you dripping asshole, wouldn't you have called the police at that time? You're a sleazy mother fucking little liar!? Like a child! Or did your employee just shrug my alleged knife attack off? And when did that happen again? And what employee was that? Was I demanding sausages at that knife point? Maybe you can explain all this, you low life lying sleazy little son of a bitch! If you weren't wasting so much of my time already, I would consider a separate action against you for that false police report, you malingering scum bag, and I still may!
When the police told Tyler that I could and would have him arrested for the vandalism if he was going to try and have me arrested for my so called assault, Tyler realized he wasn't wearing clean underwear and didn't feel like going to jail today, so he quickly dropped the charges. But his lie about me pulling a knife on one of his employees now remains as far as I'm concerned...
Tyler, you are a lying sleazy pathetic sack of pure self centered bull shit! The truth doesn't work for you so you make up lies, right? FUCK YOU, YOU PITEOUS TAWDRY LITTLE BITCH! You show your snotty true colors all too often and now you've just confirmed what I have thought all along. And if you think I am the only one in this AIR building that thinks this, think again. You're a prissy little prima donna and anyone that does business with you can see it. And you lie with such ease, it must be practiced. You pulled that lie right out of your dripping wet quivering little ass and you know it you sleazy pathetic scum bag! And that says a lot about your lack of integrity as any kind of business man as well. You're just low quality sausage yourself as far as I'm concerned! Crawling larva have more integrity then you could ever hope to have!
See you in court on the 23rd asshole!
ps... Sorry for all the four letter words. They just felt so right for this occasion......................
AGAINST TYLER WILSON FOR VANDALISM:
Vandalism_Police_Report_Against Tyler_Wilson.pdf Posted 9/1/10
Wurstkuche Being Sued by Artist
Yeah, that would be me!
also posted at J.A. Citizen Editorials
A Wurstkuche delivery in front of David Goldner’s Studio in the Arts District.
A law suit has been filed in Los Angeles court against Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson, owners of Wurstkuche restaurant, for the illegal use of an artist in residence unit they are renting in a building directly next to their restaurant in the LA Arts District. The law suit, file by their neighbor, local artist David Goldner, alleges the restaurant is illegally using the artist loft directly next to him as a 24 hour warehouse for all their restaurant supplies, with no regards for the building’s residence what so ever.
“These are the most self centered, inconsiderate neighbors I have ever had to endure!” says their artist neighbor, David Goldner. “This is my forth studio in the arts district in 25 years. These guys come down here and have absolutely no regard for the fact that I as well as many other artists actually live here in this district. We are the reason it is the Arts District!”
“I’m in unit 808 1/2 , right next to Wurstkuche at 808. “ says LA artist David Goldner. “It’s bad enough that they have turned the sidewalk right next to my window into a daily loading dock for their pallets of beer kegs and restaurant supplies, but they just don’t stop there! They are dragging their supplies in and out of unit 808 in this AIR building well past 3:00 am many nights and then wake me up at 5 or 6 AM with their deliveries! There lack of consideration is just appalling. And they are very aware they are disturbing me daily because I have come out and confronted them and have for 18 months now! Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson are totally self centered and just don’t care!” David insists. “They have tortured me with there total lack of consideration for 18 months now and that is why I finally filed the law suit against them both.”
“And the management and building owners have been just as bad for doing nothing! “I was forced to file this law suit…” David goes on. … “The building’s owner’s Paul Solomon and Allen Schneider, and management, David Schneider, all know very well this is an improper use of that space and a total breech of my quiet enjoyment of this unit as a live / work space. It is a total misuse of that artist in residence unit directly next to me and they very well know it. But despite 18 months of complaints they have been complacent and indifferent to stop it.”
David suspects they are charging a lot more money for that space commercially and don’t want to give up the income. David has also filed suit against his building’s management for the “breech of quite enjoyment” of his artist in residence unit and says he hasn’t ruled out suing the building’s actual owner who actually leased the space to Wurstkuche.
“We’re in court on 9-23-10 and I guess I got lucky with the timing. After hounding the city for many months now about this situation, I just got notice that the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has finally agreed with me about the illegal use of that AIR unit. Last week, they issued an "Order to Comply" to both Wurstkuche restaurant as well as an “Order to Comply” to Paul Solomon, the building owner. The order says they must stop the use of unit 808 as a warehouse and return the unit back into an actual artist in residence live / work space. This order was issued on 8-24-10 by LADBS.
“To date,” David says… “Wurstkuche has made no effort to comply. They do have until the 24th of September. But I can see from their superficial actions and their continued arrogant attitude that they most likely will make no effort to actually comply with the order. I guess I'll know by my court date which is the day before the deadline that they are supposed to comply by.”
David says if they fail to comply, and just take the fine and plan to continue this illegal usage, I do hope the city of Los Angeles and council women Perry's office will urge them to do the right thing and stop the illegal usage of that AIR unit, so he doesn't have to waist more time and energy on this. David says he would hate to have to turn his efforts toward suing the city of Los Angeles itself in order to force compliance. But he insists he is fighting for all the artist rights in the LA arts district and will do what is necessary to enforce the right as an artist to live and work here in peace.
My Brother, Steven Goldner... Lost in a world of delusion and denial...
The personality change in my brother Steven has become very apparent to me over the years with all his paranoid conspiracy theories , but when he turned the paranoia on me, and I caught him steeling 50 out of 100 of my prescription pain killers, Percocet, a strong opiate based drug that the doctor had prescribed to me last year after my shoulder surgery, the reason for the change in him seemed to become very apparent to me. And in my opinion it's only gotten worse.
I am now writing this to hopefully wake him up, not to be malicious or "abusive", his new buzz word for my castigation of his thoughtless actions. He has yet to explain himself or even apologize for what he did and that tells me that he still has a problem. He is not the same person I once knew and I miss the brother I once had. I have always been straight forward and honest and I always speak my mind. This situation is no different. I stand my ground when I'm right. I apologize when I'm wrong. My brother on the other hand avoids my straight forward questions and just continues his self denial or to take any responsibility for any of his own actions.
Last year I had a torn rotator cuff and a loose piece of bone in my shoulder that had been getting more acute over the course of a year and the doctor said that surgery was the only answer. I have had arthritis for years and degenerative joint disease in my hip for quite a while as well. But the shoulder came on quickly. I'm sure my studying martial arts for many years didn't help either.
That shoulder surgery was an "out patient surgery" and they told me they would not even do it unless you have someone there waiting with you to drive you home. Steven and I had already had some friction between us, and he only took me to the hospital for that first surgery on my shoulder after I beg him to. I literally had to argue with him to take me or they were going to cancel it. Someone had to be there to drive me home, and I had no one else at the time.
The doctor had given him my prescription to fill in the hospital pharmacy when I was still coming out of anesthesia. 100 Percocet. Something I had never taken before that day. But Steven obviously had. He stole half the script that the doctor had given him to fill for me for the pain. 50 Percocet. And as of yesterday when I tried to speak to him on the phone about this riff between us because it was upsetting my aunt so much, he continued his blatant denial and still put it to me as: "I just took a few pills from you. Get over it." As if I had been given them for recreation. No, he stole half the prescription the doctor had given me for the pain. This is my own brother. He had no consideration for me what so ever and to this day has never apologized or explained himself.
Even as dopey as I was after the surgery, I could tell that the seal was broken and there was not 100 pills in the bottle that was marked as 100. I actually called the pharmacy and argued with them that they had made a mistake after counting them. That was my first thought. Not that Steven, my own brother, had taken them. That never even entered my mind until the pharmacy guaranteed me that the bottle was sealed with 100 pills, and it was they who suggested that whoever picked them up for me, may have taken the 50 missing pills.
When I called Steven and asked him, he was dead silent. He knew he had no defense for what he did and I made him bring them back immediately. He couldn't even look me in the eyes and still can't to this day. And ever since then, he has lied to our family about what has taken place between us, continuing to try to make me the bad guy with any story he has told his friends as well, something I have not let him get away with, and one of the reasons I'm writing this blog. That's why we haven't been speaking. If I can't trust my own brother, then who can I trust?
Steven still can't face what he
did and I have tried to hold an olive branch out to him several times.
But as I said, he still has never apologized or explained himself and all
I hear from him is arrogance and his well practiced sarcasm. Our father
died almost 14 years ago and I think he would be ashamed with how Steven
has acted. I know I am.
Now he is playing me up to all his friends and even our family as some kind of bad guy. Calling me abusive to him for confronting him with the reality of what he's done, while still not admitting or even apologizing for what he did to me. And when I asked him straight out what he thinks I did to him to be abusive, he actually had no answer because it's bullshit! It's just him trying to turn it around again to make himself feel better.
As I have asked him... Would you have done the same thing if it had been our aunt he was picking up at the hospital? Would you have done the same thing had it been our step father? Or our cousin? If not, then I have asked him to tell me why he thinks it was okay to do to me? Again, no answer.
What Steven did shows he has a problem. And that is the reason I told members of our family about what happened. To make him stop and take a look at himself. Something I know he still has not done. This was not "a few pills" as he seems to keep putting it to everyone and he knows it. What he did shows he has a problem. We are not kids getting high any more. And one of the things I have come to realize in the last few years is that when you actually have to take strong drugs for something like pain, it's really not much fun anymore. In fact, that is one of the biggest reasons I knew I had to do my hip surgery. I'm 30 pounds lighter because the drugs for my hip have totally screwed up my G I track and I just have no appetite.
I think what he did says something that I don't think he wants to admit to himself or anyone else. And that is the reason I have held it up for him to look at here. He wants to keep thinking of me as the bad guy? As abusive for doing so? I'll leave that up to him. He and I know the truth. He's my brother and believe it or not I love him no matter how harsh I have been in my responses to him and his pathetic actions in recent months. I just don't like him very much at the moment, and that is because he has not even treated me like a friend, let alone a brother.
Maybe this being public will make him think about that. Or maybe the drugs have taken their toll and I will never see the brother I once knew again. All I know is he is not the same Steven I once knew and I think this is the reason. He has given me no other explanation and this is my own sad conclusion.