NO ETHICS - NO SELF CONFIDENCE - MISLEADING & DISHONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES. That's my experience with Joshua Sodaitis and Momentum Capital Ventures, LLC., says Photographer, David Goldner.
Well, the supposed venture capital company, Momentum Capital Ventures LLC, run by Joshua Sodaitis, ended up having a no integrity, no ethics, & totally waisted my time. Josh had me sign a contract and THEN NEVER SIGNED IT HIMSELF TO "SAVE HIS OWN ASS" as he put it. And he saved his ass at my expense! He wasted months of my time where I could have been looking for other legitimate funders! Instead, they made me believe I was under contract with them when they actually never signed the contract themselves. And Josh did this all with a smiles and kudos as he stabbed me in the back. How fucking republican is that?!
As far as I'm concerned, Josh Sodaitis and Momentum Capital Ventures LLC, have no fucking integrity what so ever. They wasted my time and blatantly lied to me about what they were going to do. They put me in a terrible position and took no responsibility for it. They led me to believe we had signed a contract! That is just unethical and misleading business practices. They actually did nothing but give me lip service and lead me on. I don't know how people like this can actually sleep at night!
Josh Sodaitis obviously has no self confidence in himself or his company, or their ability to do what he says Momentum Capital Venture LLC, promised to do for me in our contract. A contract that they themselves drew up then never signed! Apparently, the contract was just appeasement to keep me on the hook when I could have continued to look for actual funding sources! And that wasted time has hurt me and my project and set me back months by losing the production studio! THEY DID NOTHING BUT LEAD ME ON!! Momentum has no conscience of integrity.
What was even worse, Josh acted like what he and his company did to me, was okay because he was off the hook to get me the money. Why the fuck did you even bother giving me that contract, Josh? Standard republican business practice, right? Create a contract that you have no intention of signing? And then say it was to protected your own ass at my expense? If you did this to me, you will do it to someone else and probably already have! This kind of business practice is NOT okay, Josh! I am so sick of getting fucked by self serving republican scumbags and Momentum Capital Venture LLC. is now in that category as far as I concerned.
If Josh Sodaitias ever gives you
a contract, either laugh in his face and tear it up, or make sure he and
Momentum Capital Ventures, LLC have signed it first! Otherwise your gonna
get fucked like I did! Thanks again for all your support, Josh!
Joseph Pitruzzelli, The Hypocrisy
by Angry LA Artist Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM
This is a rebuttal to what I think is total hypocrisy in the blogs at http://woodsmithe.com/blog, where they let a documented liar, Joseph Pitruzzelli, pat himself on the back for "how the arts district is progressing" after arriving with his noisy retail nightmare that is helping destroy the Arts District for the actual artists. Does he mention the artist neighbor who he literally tortured out of his loft next door with Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments illegal activities in what was supposed to be a legal AIR that Joseph turned into a noisy 24 hour commercial warehouse? No! So I wanted to fill in the blanks.....
I was Joseph Pitruzzelliís neighbor when he moved into the arts district and opened Wurstkuche and I have to say that he and his sleazy cousin partner were nothing but a living nightmare for me and all the actual artist around them!! And that fact is very well documented at WurstkucheSucks.com and LAArtsDistrictBlogs.com!
Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson are self serving republicans jackasses that had absolutely no respect for their artist neighbors and literally drove me out of my long time studio, starting the very first week they arrived in the arts district. They were illegally using an actual long time Artist loft in a zoned AIR building direct between me and their restaurant as a noisy 24 hour commercial warehouse for their restaurant! Why is that okay? How does that make him a good neighbor in any way, shape or form?
Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson, the owners of Wurstkuche as well as developer Paul Solomon, were both cited by the city of Los Angeles for the illegal use of that legal Artist In Residence at 806 E. 3rd St.. But did they stop after being cited??? NO! Did they care how much they were disrupting their artist neighbors literally on a 24 hour basis?? NO! Not one bit. In fact, The manager informed me personally that Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson had a... and I quote: "Fuck David Attitude". That would be me. And that's exactly what they did on a daily basis for two years. Yet this hypocrite is featured in blogs as a good neighbor? You mean, now that it's all retail around them that have replaced the actual artist lofts. That's what Joseph is happy about. Driving all the actual artist away. He is truly the anti-artist of the LA Arts District.
Even after Joseph Pitruzzelli lost a law suit by their artist neighbor, did he stop his illegal use of that loft? No! They appealed so they could continue to disrupt me and the entire neighborhood with there illegal use of that loft because it was convenient for them to use! How sleazy, self serving and republican is that? Or is that what LARABA considers a good neighbor in the Arts District?
I was forced to live next Joseph Pitruzzelli's nightmare for two years and I'm appalled that anyone would think he is even close to any kind of good neighbor. The person you are praising disrupted my life and the arts district and I've been there since 1983.
Wurstkuche Sucks and so does Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson. They are the anti-artist of the LA Arts District and have done nothing to date to prove otherwise. They are NOT good neighbors for the Arts District! They have done nothing but bring noise, smoke and congestion to what was a creative neighborhood and they have driven the actual artists away!
They are not artist friendly and not the kind of neighbor I would curse on anyone except republicans like themselves! My experience with Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson was worse then bad nightmare because they never let me sleep! And that lasted 2 years until I finally left what was my creative live work space!! A space that is now a retail clothing store priced for yuppies! Thatís the asshole you are featuring in your "neighborhood" blogs. At least my blogs are real!
-David Goldner, Angry LA Artist
PS.... For all the hypocrites at LARABA, ask yourself why it was okay for your now X- republican president to have arrive in the LA arts district, rent a ZONED AIR loft in an Artist's building full of actual artists, and then use it as a 24 hour commercial warehouse for there restaurant while he knowingly disrupted the lives of his artist neighbors with no conscience about it what so ever! Why was that okay? Been waiting for an answer for several years now.
Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson
are self centered pork encased pigs and nothing has changed.
SIGN PETITION TO REMOVE JOSEPH PITRUZZELLI AS LARABA's PRESIDENT
LIES, HARRASMENT & HYPOCRASY ARE NOT LEADERSHIP
The morons at LARABA don't do shit for the actual artist in the arts district even when I was there! And your choice of president shows LARABA's hypocrisy in spades! Why is Joseph Pitruzzelli, a person who is a sleazy self serving pathetic lying hypocrite still LARABA's president? LARABA's blind eye to it's own president's hypocricy is disgusting and beyond believe! Your president has no integrity so that means LARABA doesn't either. Tell Pitruzzelli he's an asshole and to go fuck himself from the artist neighbor that he's personally screwed. Yes, that would be me!
The Los Angeles River Artist Business Association didn't like the facts I was throwing at them. They couldn't deny any of the facts so they only focused on the fact that I called their president a fucking conscienceless yuppie asshole. That's the best you got? Really? LARABA wants to just kill the messenger and ignore the message about who their sleazy president Joseph Pitruzzelli truely is. How republican is that!... RESPONSE LETTER TO THE LOS ANGELES RIVER ARTIST BUSINESS ASSOCIATION:
---So what he (Joseph Pitruzzelli) did to me, what he put me and the surrounding artist through wasn't offensive? Are you fucking kidding me??? You deny the truth just like a republican! And what you call personal, I call standing for all the actual artists in the arts district. A concept that is apparently foreign to any of LARABA's board members who only work for the commercial yuppies like your president! What LARABA doesn't like is the truth being held up to their hypocritical faces! And the truth is vulgarity is the only thing that comes to mind when I think about your fucking president, Joseph Pitruzzelli. He's a slimy lying republican pile of shit who disrupted my life as a long time artist in the LA arts district! And I defy LARABA to disprove anything I have said about what he put me through as his neighbor, you conscienceless assholes! I've got two legal declarations packed with Joseph Pitruzzelli's blatant lies and I challenge the chicken shit morons at LARABA to have a public hearing about those legal declarations and prove one thing he's said in them true, and then disprove anything I've said! You won't because you can't! The truth hurts and that's what you assholes are running from. The truth of who your president is!
You all have your heads up your asses denying what your piece of shit president put me and all the other surrounding artist through after he arrived and illegally used the AIR loft as a 24 hour commercial warehouse! Maybe you want to defend that too? Joseph Pitruzzelli is a sleazy republican that hasn't even apologized for his blatantly illegal activities and the disruption it's created in the arts district and in my life personally! I left my studio directly because of Joseph Pitruzzelli & Tyler Wilson's continued illegal use of the AIR loft next to my studio. So again, do you want to defend that? Can you? NO!!!!!! Fuck all of you narrow minded LARABA idiots! You have your heads up your asses and are all hypocrites just like your sleazy president. You deny the truth to make yourselves feel better and you try to villainize me to do the same. But the truth is on my side and I will not be silenced.
I was in the arts district for 30 years before that little yuppie bitch you call your president arrived. But none of you give a fuck about the truth. And you hypocrites don't want to acknowledge who you really have leading your organization. Well I do know who he is and I will continue to be as vocal as I can about who he is and what he has done. And all you have done is just confirmed that LARABA is just as anti-artist as it's president. I will continue to post my blog and speak my opinion until Pituzzelli is gone from the arts district. You have chosen an asshole as a president and I will continue to let people know the truth about who he is and what he has done to the arts district.
LARABA is still running from the truth! Their president is a sleazy self serving anti-artist asshole! But the good news is I just found out this from their narrow minded web master:
"For the record as of 2014 Joseph is no longer president."
HAL-A-FUCKING-LU-YA! It's about god damn time!
A BLOG TO OUR OWN SLEAZY CALIFORNIAN REPUBLICAN, DARRELL ISSA:
I want to talk about "aborting" you, Issa! You represent everything wrong in politics today and I'm disgusted that a pile of shit like you is actually representing my state. You're a disgrace! And as a Californian, I want to make sure in the future, sleazy pathetic self serving scumbags like you never get elected in this state again. You are killing us all with your blatant stupidity and self righteous arrogance. You do nothing but obstruct and have fuck you attitude to the people. Well "Fuck You" from the bottom of my heart! You and your right wing cronies are killing America with you rightous ignorance, pin headed arrogance and your sleazy gutter politics.
Now let me tell you something Issa, President Obama is one of the most well spoken, intelligent presidents in my life time. You on the other hand are a maggot crawling in the gutter with the rest of the dying GOP and I have created a web site for you and and all the sleazy republicans that are just like you....
SleazyRepublicans.com. Still under construction but be assured, you and you grandchildren will know what the American public thought of you and republicans like you and what you tried to do to this country. You create your own legacy asshole! Yours is one of self serving polotics and slime. Live with it!
ps... aren't you a convicted car thief? People don't forget.
A question to Tyler Wilson & Joseph Pitruzzelli, owners of Wurstkuche...
What is attempting to ruin my life worth in compensation?
I was forced to think about this question today when I was asked by Tyler Wilson what I wanted as compensation to take my blogs sites down about what he and his cousin Joseph Pitruzzelli put me through as their artist neighbor after Wurstkuche invading the arts district. Yes, that's right, Tyler Wilson actually called me. He said he wanted to offer me an "opportunity" almost like we were old friends. He never offered an apology for what he, his cousin, his restaurant Wurstkuche, and his corporation, Wilson, Pitruzzelli investments put me through as their neighbor, in fact, he tried to just belittle it as "the past" as if nothing had really happened, but now wanted to offer me an "opportunity" as he called it several times. And what was that opportunity? $10,000 to take all my blog sites down that have all the evidence of the law suits and the hell they put me through as their neighbor. And he said that "only he and I cared about the blogs on the site". Well, that may be true, but that doesn't seem to stop the traffic I get there on a daily basis. Have you googled wurstkuche? WurstkucheSucks.com usally comes up on the same page as well. In fact, and I'm almost embarrassed to say, WurstkucheSucks.com now gets more hits daily then TheGoldnerGirls.com. And the fact that I know the site is up with the truth is really enough for me.
Tyler, you and your cousin are republican sleaze balls that literally harassed and tortured me out of my studio over a two year period in the heart of the LA Arts District and then you tried to sue me for $100,000.00 to bury my personal blogs about you, and in doing so continued your blatant harassment for more then a year after I left the arts district. Now you offer me this token of $10,000 and you think it will make everything you put me through okay? Are you fucking kidding me? After what you tried to do to me? You offered absolutely no apologies and had no humility what so ever about what you have done to me, and in fact, made it very clear that the only reason you want the blogs down is for your own ego. If you're now embarrassed, you should be! But that's not enough and it's way too fucking late! You still don't get it and you don't give a flying fuck what you and your hypocrite of a cousin, LARABA's president, have put me through or what you've actually cost me in time, productivity and money itself! Seriously, go fuck yourselves. 10,000 wouldn't even cover the legal expenses I had to put out just to try and fight Wurstkuche's and Paul Solomon's continued illegal use of the artist loft that was next to me! Nor does it consider anything you assholes put me through for two full years straight!
As far as I'm concerned, what you and your cousin did to me was purposeful, malicious and totally dishonest! You tried to villainize me to take the focus off the point, your illegal use of that artist loft. You've personally given me two legal declarations packed with your own blatant lies, Tyler. I can see how that could embarrass your family, but that can also ruin someone's life you fucking asshole! You and your cousin literally tried to ruin my life with false police reports, a bogus restraining order packed with blatant lies, a 100,000.00 law suit packed with lies that verge on being blatant fantastic fantasy's rather then anything in reality, and all of them thrown out of court as you pathetic yuppies continue to illegally use that AIR next Wurstkuche as a illegal commercial warehouse. You disrupted my life from the first week you arrived and then pretended to somehow be the victim of your artist neighbor as you made 3 million your first year and squashed any productivity out of me and what was my creative live work space. Or the 24 hour commercial nightmare you illegally used it as! Now you just want to make any record of how you acted and what you did to me go away like it didn't really happen. You do exactly what all sleazy republicans do in this country, but I didn't let you get away with it. You tried to turn everything around on me with your blatant lies, but I stood my ground and the truth came out. And that's exactly what both of you, Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli still want to hide. The truth. That's why you and Wurstkuche Suck! Do you get it yet? That is why this site will not fade away.
If you actually want to repent, Tyler, then you have to take full responsibility for what you did. You actually have to show humility! And neither of you, Tyler Wilson, Joseph Pitruzzelli will do that because neither of you have an ounce of integrity or humility between you.
Now back to the moot question at hand.... If I was even going to consider selling my two Wurstkuche blogs domains, I would stand by the per domain price you yourself set with your phony harassment law suit as a base minimum to start at. But that alone would still not address the last two years you tortured me as your neighbor. That is not something I should have had to pay for! I would want my last two years of rent back and I would want all my legal expenses I was forced to put out back as well. That's at least a starting point. But as I said.... The question is moot because it will never happen.
POSTED ON LADOWNTOWNNEWS.comHaving been an artist in the LA arts district for 30 years, I had the unfortunate experience of having developer Paul Solomon as a landlord. And I use the term "landlord" loosely. Slumlord would be much more appropriate. Paul Solomon was a nightmare as a landlord for any artist and I would warn all potential tenants thinking about moving into one of his buildings to stay away from any artist loft under his management! Paul Solomon does not care about his artist tenants. He's just a self serving plutocrat trying to make more money for himself and that's a verifiable fact.
An Editorial Response To "ladowntownnews.com's" article about Paul Solomon's new "Walnut" project in the LA Arts District.
"DEVELOPER PAUL SOLOMON" An Artist's Worst Nightmare
These are all verifiable facts and can be found in legal documents posted on LAArtsDistrictBlogs.com, Wurstkucheblogs.com and WurstkucheSucks.com. Paul Solomon illegally allowed the Artist in Residence at 806 E. 3rd St., the loft directly next to my studio, to be used as a noisy 24 hour commercial warehouse by Wurstkuche Restaurant next door, and literally disrupted my life and all the actual artist that were trying to live and work around this 24 hour illegal nightmare. Paul Solomon and the owners of Wurstkuche were cited by the city of Los Angeles for that illegal use but to date have never complied with the city's "Order to Comply".
Again, Paul Solomon was cited by the city of Los Angeles for the illegal use, but refused to stop it because he didn't want to give up the commercial rates that rental was creating for him. Solomon screwed all the artist's actually trying to live and work there! Is that the kind of landlord an artist or anyone for that matter wants? That's just sleazy! I literally had to move out of my studio because Paul Solomon and the owners of Wurstkuche made my life and my loft an unlivable 24 hour nightmare, and did so in what was supposed to be the heart of the LA Arts District.
That is Paul Solomon's legacy to the Arts District. He can build all AIR's he wants, that will not change who he is as a person. And in my opinion, he's a sleazy self serving slumlord and I warn any artist to stay away from any so called artist building he is a part of.
-LA Artist, David Goldner
Rather then just delete this posting Jan, why not answer the question??? This is being posted on LAArtsDistrictBlogs.com as well. ...
"Why haven't you lifted a finger to help all the actual artists in your arts district, Jan? You've allowed condo developers and retail businesses to illegally use legal Artist in Residence units and push all the actual artists out around them in what is supposed to be a creative environment for artists, and in the heart of the LA arts district. Developer Paul Solomon and the owners of Wurstkuche restaurant are still to this day, illegally using legal AIR lofts for illegal commercial uses, and all the while displacing all the long time actual artists around them. Why is that okay? How is that leadership?"
OPEN LETTER TO:
I wanted to thank you and your office so much for the living hell you've turned the Arts District into for the actual artists trying to live and work there. You can read more about how I personally feel at LAArtsDistrictBlogs.com, WurstkucheSucks.com and WurstkucheBlogs.com. And I've also attached the ruling to this email for the wonderful law suit filed against me by the yuppie Wurstkuche sleazeballs, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson. They didn't like my blogs that documented the hell they put me through as their neighbor after they moved into the arts district and disrupted my life. It took over a year of complaining before the city of Los Angeles actually cited them for the illegal use of an AIR as a commercial warehouse for their restaurant next door, (also attached) but then the city did absolutely nothing to follow up to stop Wurstkuche's on going 24 hour disruptive illegal nightmare use of the AIR loft directly next to my long time studio! I had to move, Jan! I was pushed out! Again! Because before this loft, I was one of the Artist's at 2121 E. 7th Place that got thrown out to turn that complex into condos for more yuppies. Then it just sat empty for years! So now I've been screwed two times in a row by self serving landlords and businesses that really don't give a damn about the actual artist's lives they disrupt with their hostile take overs. And from my experiences, your office did nothing and has not been on the artist side at all.
Wurstkuche's illegal use continues to this day. Do you care? Because now there are no more artists next to them to complain and Joseph Pitruzzelli has become the president of LARABA, an artist association, something that is total hypocrisy beyond belief and a slap in all the actual artist's faces. He was a self serving jackass as an arts district neighbor! And I've been here since 1982! Wurstkuche is artist worst nightmare come true and continues to be to this day! Your office did absolutely nothing to help when I needed it at 2121 7th Pl, nor did you lift a finger when I contacted your office about Wurskuche's illegal use at 808 E. 3rd St. You've allowed the arts district to become a commercial horror story for any artist still there. The city of Los Angeles failed to stop Wurstkuche owners illegal use of the AIR as a commercial warehouse directly next to my artist loft and put me through hell! Wurstkuche's wiener boys lost their law suit miserably because what I wrote about them was the truth about what they did and how I feel about it. And I'm not very happy. In fact, I'm pretty pissed off!
All of these domains I've created were started after the douche bag republican owners of Wurstkuche filed their 100,000.00 harassment laws suit for the blogs that were only on my personal web site, DavidGoldner.com. Now they have there own domains. Thanks for that Jan and all the wonderful arts district memories that you and your office helped give me. Or at least did absolutely nothing to stop.
"Artists? You don't need no stinkin' artist in your arts district. RETAIL! CONDOS! DEVELOPERS! PLUTOCRATS!" That's your new arts district. I was there for 30 years. I will not be back.
ps... When are you up for re-election?
Pss... Just heard Jan Perry is running for mayor Los Angeles. What a joke! Jan, you've done nothing for the actual artist's in the LA Arts District except create nightmares that have helped drive us all out! You catered to all the retail, to all the commercial developers to everyone that has chased all the actual artist out of your district! It's supposed to be the arts district, remember!? You've turned it into a commercial nightmare for the actual artist without the blink of an eye!!! I was there for 30 years and I'll never come back! I have no doubt you'll do nothing for the people of Los Angeles as you did nothing for the artist in your LA Arts District! Not a chance I'll vote for Jan Perry!
Joseph Pitruzzelli is a Blatant Liar & a Hypocrite
& Must Go as LARABA's President
The Los Angeles River Artist Business Association is purposely turning a blind eye to their own president's blatant hypocrisy since his arrival in the Los Angeles Arts District. Joseph Pitruzzelli is a blatant hypocrite and must go as LARABA's president.
As the owner of Wurstkuche restaurant, Joseph Pitruzzelli and his partner Tyler Wilson literally harassed, disrupted and totally disrespected the lives of the artists around them that were trying to actually live and work in their legal artist in residence building as Joseph Pitruzzelli illegally used an Artist in Residence loft as a noisy 24 hour commercial warehouse for Wurstkuche restaurant next door.
Joseph Pitruzzelli had no regard or respect for his artist neighbors and was cited by the city of Los Angeles along with the buildings owner, Los Angeles developer Paul Solomon, for that illegal use of an Artist in Residence as a commercial warehouse that continues to this day. Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson were sued by their artist neighbor over their disruptive and illegal use of that long time Artist loft. But Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson refused to stop their illegal use of what is still to date, a legal Artist in Residence loft. They do not have any permits to date to use it as a commercial warehouse. But they have chased all the surrounding artist away. No one left to complain. That doesn't change the reality of what they have done and are still doing. Disrupting the lives of the actual artist's in the Arts District. That's what LARABA as well as Joseph Pitruzzelli should be concerned about. But are they? The fact that LARABA's own president is chasing the actual artist out of the Los Angeles Arts District should concern them. But does it? LARABA board members continue their own hypocrisy, by turning a blind eye to their own president's Joseph Pitruzzelli's lack of integraty with regards to respecting his arts district neighbors, an act of hypocrisy in itself for what is supposed to be an "artist association". Shame on you all!
The loft at 808 E. 3rd Street is still to date being illegally used by LARABA's president, Joseph Pitruzzelli. It is still a legal Artist in Residence. Joseph Pitruzzelli has no permits what so ever to allow his business, Wurstkuche Restaurant, to be using it as a commercial warehouse. And to date Joseph Pitruzzelli has still not stopped his disruptive commercial use of that long time Artist's loft. Why? Because they have chased all the surrounding artists away. That's why. Are you listening LARABA?
Joseph Pitruzzelli is a hypocrite who has disrupted the lives of the artists that were around him since his arrival in the L.A. Arts District in 2009. He should not be LARABA's president. The Los Angeles River Artist Business Associations appointed him as a token president because his business was making tons of money. Did that entitle him to disrupt everyone around him? What about his integrity? What about the artist that were around him and have left because of Wurstkuche's disruptive arrival and the footprint they have had in the arts district? What about how he treated his artist neighbors? It all matters.
Joseph Pitruzzelli is a hypocrite and must go as LARABA's president.
--Blog Master LAArtsDistrictBlogs.com.com
A note to LA City Council Member Jan Perry...
Take a look below at what I've had to put up with... Your arts district policies show your lack of consideration for the actual long time artists in the LA Arts District. I've had 4 lofts over 30 years since 1982. The actual artist's who were trying to live in your now over commercialized & condo-ized art's district is quickly shrinking to be replaced by yuppie assholes like Joseph Pitruzzelli & Tyler Wilson, the owners of Wurstkuche Restaurant.
Your office was fully aware that they illegally used the AIR loft next to my studio, a legal artist in residence, and made my life a living hell with no conscience or respect what so ever for the creative live / work aspect of that AIR building and your office did absolutely nothing to stop it. And to date, the use is apparently still illegal and the city of Los Angeles who cited both Wurstkuche Restaurant Owners and Paul Solomon the owner of my AIR building for that illegal use, has still done nothing to date to stop it. Could that be because there are no more artist to complain now? It's all commercial retail now, no more artist studios and that's making the city more money then the actual artists so you look the other way when artist's like me get screwed? And it is still an illegal use according to Joseph Pitruzzelli's own testimony in court. They still don't have a proper permit because they've harassed their artist neighbors away that were complaining! That is still a legal Artist in Residence loft that Joseph Pitruzzelli is still using as an illegal commercial warehouse in the heart of the LA Arts District.
Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson made my creative Live / Work space a un-creative and unlivable nightmare and on a 24 hour basis. Then after a year of complaints they consciously began to villainize me for standing up for my rights, the artist next door in my legal AIR loft in the arts district of all places. My complaining and confronting them was the problem, not their illegal use of a residential unit in a legal AIR building as a noisy 24 hour commercial warehouse on the other side of my plaster board wall. That wasn't the problem?
My legitimate complaints and personal protest of being tortured on a 24 hour basis by the consciousless corporate minded republican owners of Wurstkuche Restaurant, Joseph Pitruzzelli & Tyler Wilson was not the problem. Their illegal use of an AIR in the LA Arts District was the problem.
But the problem is now solved, Jan. The artist is gone and a commercial business is now in it's place. That's your arts district.
ARE YOU UP FOR RE-ELECTION YET, JAN?
Joseph Pitruzzelli & Tyler Wilson:
PATHETIC, SLEAZY, SELF SERVING,
ANTI-ARTIST REPUBLICAN LOSERS!
Violating artist rights since 2009 and I still doubt they get it! Maybe this court ruling below will help...
I just got the actual court ruling in the mail from the wiener boys frivolous law suit after I wrote what's below. The judge got it perfectly and got to the truth. She seemed to understand the situation exactly and even explained the situation they put me in and she was really right on the button! I'm actually amazed by this intuitive ruling. And according to the judge, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson actually confirmed in court the truths in my blogs between my well deserved castigation's or constitutionally protected opinions as the case may be. Anyway, here's the ruling for anyone that cares...
An Open Letter To:
JOSEPH (the sleazy hypocrite) PITRUZZELLI & TYLER (the scum bag liar) WILSON,
LOSERS OF THEIR PHONY DEFAMATION LAW SUIT
THE FIRST AMENDMENT WINS AGAIN!
Well I just saw on line the "PENDING" was gone and the court had reached a verdict..... I guess it will be mailed to me too, I mean being that I'm the defendant and all, but on line it says:
"10/15/2012 Judgment (COURT JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF DEFENDANT DAVID GOLDNER AND AGAINST PLAINTIFF)"
I guess that means YOU LOSE!
You sleazy little republican assholes papered me out of the court hearings with your Default filing, filed papers for a year with the court without any protest, and I still won the case without even being there!! Keep that in mind wiener boys. Because I will follow through on the promise I made your attorney if you ever try to harass me in any way shape or form again. You fucking pathetic little wiener boys lost your bullshit harassment law suit because you deserved to lose! My opinions of you are not defamation! The fact that my opinions of you two scum bags are incredibly low, is a direct reflection of how you treated me as your neighbor and the hell you put me through in the arts district! What don't you get? And my blogs just document how I feel about you and what I think of you! And guess what.... I'm entitled to despise you for being sleazy assholes to me as the artist next door after you invaded the arts district and illegally used the loft next to my studio and disrupted my life!
I really have no doubt the judge saw right through your phony victim crap. And as far as I'm concerned, you're both pathetic low life sleaze balls for trying to play the victim after what you put me through! And let me tell you, you assholes playing the victim is what really infuriated me about this law suit! After what you put me through on a daily basis for two years? You're going to try and pretend you're the victim? Seriously, fuck you both from the bottom of my heart! Joseph Pitruzzelli, Tyler Wilson, you are both sleazy self serving ignorant brain dead douche bags for playing the victim! Totally pathetic! And after just downloading both your declarations filed with the court, phony crap is a total understatement! What blatant sleazy twisted half stories and blatant lies you assholes filed as evidence in this court case! And that's exactly what I predicted you'd do! No wonder you didn't want me there to set the record straight. You damn well know I would have torn your self serving stories apart in front of the judge! What phony's you are! Your lie filled one sided declaration tries to imply that your illegal use of an artist loft, daily violating LAMC and LADBS codes and violating my rights wasn't the problem. (And that's your fucking problem in a nut shell, by the way) It was the artist next door trying to live and be creative in his legal arts district loft who is the problem? You poor little multi million dollar wiener boys are both just the victim of me, the artist and in all places, the arts district, with my totally uncalled for creative work space and residential sleeping hours! How dare me, right? What fucking sleazy assholes you two are! What was your motto when I was trying to live there? "SLEEP? HE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' SLEEP!" or maybe "CONSIDERATION? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CONSIDERATION!" or maybe "NO RESPECT FOR YOUR ARTIST NEIGHBOR." If the shoe fits, ware it!
You know what I'm guilty of? I'm guilty of being the artist who was unfortunate enough to be next door to you two assholes when you invaded the arts district with your Wurstkuche nightmare! But I'm not the victim, you are, right? I just dropped out of the sky to harass you for no reason, right? WOW! That's almost psychotic. How fucking pathetic you little sleaze balls both are! Was it me who just dropped out of the sky? Really? Not the opposite? Really? You guy's are just like the republicans in the GOP! Just turn it around and lie, lie, lie! And I think the judge must have seen that too. After all you gave her my blogs as evidence! And after seeing your evidence, I have no doubt she could see the consistency and sincerity in my blogs that your evidence lacks. You think I write my blogs for the public? You are ignorant fools and have no clue to an artist's motivations. My blogs are for me. My feelings. My emotions. My opinions. I don't give a fuck who reads them, or if anyone reads them.
And by the way, you actually contradicted your own evidence in multiple places from what I can see at just a glance. I'm sure the judge could see that too! This case was a fraud from the start. You thought you could scare me in to taking my blogs down. How'd that work out for you two shit for brains wiener cousins? Let me make this really clear... I did ,and still do, stand by every word I've written about you phony idiots. And I had two years to get to know you two yuppie pricks, Joseph. Two years of pure torture!
And since you brought it up in your law suit which I will be posting parts of soon, let's talk about my observations of you with regards to my comment about what I perceive as your un-normal reaction to my non sexual pin up art. I distinctly recall you calling my art work porn and smut despite it's lack of any sexual content what so ever. Isn't that correct, Joey? So you consider nudity in itself pornography? Is that a religious thing? Because I also remember inviting you to come into my studio to look at my large original canvases. Do you remember that? Do you remember your reaction to my art work? I do. You were probably in my studio for less then 30 seconds. You walked in and looked like a nun that had just walked into a men's dressing room! You almost immediately got flustered and said you forgot something and turned and walked out. But I could see it was your reaction to the gallery of beautiful naked girls in my studio. Now I've studied the psychology of human sexuality in college and I have shot erotica for over 30 years now. I know what the normal male reaction is to my art work and your reaction was not that of a healthy straight male. Because I see that reaction all the time. Running like a scared nun or calling my glamorous pin up art pornography is not the norm for a male your age. So what is your fucking problem with beautiful naked girls, Joseph? Are you gay? I mean, that's okay. But if not, then personally I think you have a problem with human sexuality in general, or maybe just your own. But again Joseph, that's' just my opinion from my personal experience with you. That's why my blogs are here. So I can document my personal experiences. And the hell you brought with you to the arts district is unfortunately one of my experiances. My two years of inflicted hell by you two self centered yuppie pricks. And now you have a permanent record too! WurstkucheSucks.com. A direct result of this law suit, your own actions. And FYI, I leave the fiction for my Sci-Fi scripts. My blogs are my opinions from my experiances. And my experiance with you two little assholes is clearly refleted in my blogs, get it? I think the two of you, Joseph Pitruzzelli, Tyler Wilson, are pure up and coming republican pond scum that I'm sure want to be just like the Koch brothers. Well your off to a great start sleazeballs! And that's how I feel about you because that's how you treated me as your artist neighbor and nothing has changed.
NO RESPECT FOR YOUR ARTIST NEIGHBORS. Are we learning about artist rights yet, you pathetically ignorant consciousless assholes?
COURT RULING 10/15/2012
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE WURSTKUCHE WIENER BOY LAW SUITE!
And yes, Wurstkuche still sucks and my blogs are still on line...
It's was one year ago today that the frivolous law was filed against me and the corporate douche bags at Wurstkuche continue to this day to file paper with the court, pathetically playing the role of some kind of victim as they desperately try to deny the illegal use of the AIR next to my Arts District studio and what that illegal use did to me as their neighbor. What pathetic assholes they are! Here's the same post I put up when I got first the law suite. Nothing has changed...
First Amendment to the United States Constitution
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
This is to all the ignorant yuppie assholes out there who think they can quash the constitution and an artist's first amendment rights... Yes, that would include the pathetically ignorant wiener boys of Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC and Wurstkuche restaurant, Tyler Wilson & Joseph Pitruzzelli who don't want a mirror held up to their faces or any kind of reminder of what they did to me as their neighbor after they moved into the arts district. I've had 4 lofts in the arts district over about 25 years and never experienced anything like this until these self serving idiots moved in and totally disrupted my life with their overwhelming invasiveness on so many levels, including their blatantly arrogant sense of entitlement and lack of consideration for their neighbors, including me, that forced me into a battle with the management over there illegal use of an AIR building as a 24 hour noisy warehouse!
I am in the arts district to be around artist, to be inspired, to create, not be in the middle of the hellish nightmare Tyler Wilson & Joseph Pitruzzelli created for me by using an AIR building, a residential building for artists, as a noisy 24 hour commercial warehouse for their over priced, over cooked, mediocre sausage factory!!! I moved out as a direct result to what those assholes did to me and that section of the arts district, an area I've had lived in over 25 years!
Tyler Wilson & Joseph Pitruzzelli and Wurstkuche restaurant turned my creative workspace into a hellish living nightmare for me. And to date, still have no conscience or regret about what they did to me! They tried to ruin my life by filing a false police report just to harass me with a totally unwarranted restraining order that was full of twisted bullshit and blatant lies! Then they never even showed up in court to defend what they did or the pack of lies they vomited up in the police report! Tyler Wilson & Joseph Pitruzzelli the owners of Wurstkuche restaurant don't have a drop of integrity between them and are just self serving lying sleaze balls that I consider the scum of the arts district! Like spoiled children, they just don't give a damn about anything but themselves! Why should they? They're making to much money to care about what they have done to me or the effect they have had on any of the artist's surrounding them since they moved in!
YOU DISRUPTED MY LIFE YOU BLIND SELF CENTERED SNOTTY LITTLE ASSHOLES!! You turned the arts district into a noisy congested living hell for me and anyone around you! You don't have a fucking clue to what that section of the arts district was like before you invasive noisy yuppies moved in and disrupted it! Well I do!!
My blogs are my personal opinion
from my personal experiences, just as it says above. These blogs
are how I honestly feel based on my experiences and interactions with who
I write about, and no one can tell me it isn't. And writing out what is
bothering me and how I feel is my method of getting something out and then
moving on. Or at least trying to. No one can tell me that my
perception of people from my experiences with them are wrong. They
are my perception from my experiences! And my experiences say that
Tyler Wilson & Joseph Pitruzzelli are pathetic assholes that have earned
every word I have castigated them with in my blogs! The words I have
chosen are the way I personally feel about them and I stand by every word
I write in my blogs and so does the first amendment!
The law suit by the sleazy republican owners of Wurstkuche
is nothing but bullshit harassment to quash the blogs about my personal
experiences, and to my amazement has been allowed by the courts to continue
to this day. August 18, 2012.
Connections for Wurstkuche Owner Tyler Wilson are REPUBLICAN!
View the connections between Tyler Wilson and Joseph Pitruzzelli Managing Members at Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments LLC Los Angeles, CA
Companies associated with Tyler Wilson: Owner of Wurstkuche Restaurant.
Records for Possible Political Campaign Contributions by Tyler Wilson are maintained by The Federal Election Commission (FEC). The results below are based on a name and ZIP code proximity match and are provided as a possible research tool only. These campaign contributions may be related to Tyler Wilson. (You think?)
Wilson's Contributions to Republicans: $1,000.00
Tyler Wilson's Contributions to Democrats: $0.00
Transaction Occupation Location Committee Name Amount
6/22/1999 - Time Management Systems - Santa Monica, CA - Bush for President Inc. - $1,000.00
LAPD Assaults Arts Walk Crowd
"The LAPD acted like a pack of bullies
with badges at Los Angeles Art Walk." says one art walk artist. The LAPD
totally over reacted to chalk protesters and totally fucked up the Los
Angeles Art Walk on July 12th for all the participating artists.
They were militant minded morons that bullied all the artist's customers
away and if you watch the video, bullies with badges is what they actually
look like. LAPD was assaulting people for writing with chalk, something
thousands of children do every day of the week all across America.
Are you fucking kidding me? LAPD's justification is pathetic and
self serving which makes all the cops involved just that; pathetic and
OF LAPD ASULTING THE CROWD AT L.A. ART WALK.
Dog Lovers Agree on LARABA
Just came from the dog park in the
arts district. I just happen to be standing next to a few people
that were talking about being at the last LARABA meeting and being very
up set about how they were treated by LARABA at the meeting. (That's
because LARABA cares about the businesses in the arts district, not the
actual artists.) Anyway, as I listened, one girl called the people
running the meetings "elitist douche bags". WOW!! Those were
her exact words! Does that sound like anyone I discussed in my blogs?
Does their description sound a bit like the way I've described their douche
bag of a president, Joseph Pitruzzelli? Was she talking about him
personally or is his attitude just rubbing off on the rest of them as well?
Either way I feel so vindicated that I'm not the only one that feels this
It's funny that LARABA cares so much about Mental Health Court in the Arts District. What about the arts district property that your own president disrupted? You know, the actual artist in residence at 808 E. 3rd St. for over 20 years before your president showed up with his sausage nightmare, Wurstkuche restaurant?? You did nothing when your fucking hypocritical asshole president Joseph Pitruzzelli and his pansy ass little cousin illegally turned 808 E. 3rd Street into a 24 hour nightmare warehouse and harassed a long timwe arts district artist out of his own studio with their total lack of any conscience, consideration or any true knowledge of the arts district or it's history! I've been here since 1982! Where were you then? Where are you now as your president continues a year after I left my studio to try to harass me in order to cover the truth of how he treated me as his artist neighbor? I'll tell you... You were and still are all standing around with your heads up your own hypocritical asses! You're all as pathetic as your token anti-artist president! Joseph Pitruzzelli is a little yuppie prick who's ego makes him thinks he's entitled! So I'll keep giving him what I think he's entitled to... Multiple mirrors to look into for a long time to come. Mirrior Mirror on the wall, whos an asshole after all... Your president, Joseph Pitruzzelli.
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-Blog Master, LAArtsDistrictBlogs.com
TO JAN PERRY & THE CITY OF LOS
YOUR ARTS DISTRICT IS A SHAM!
YOU DO NOTHING FOR THE ACTUAL ARTISTS!
YOU HAVE LET THE CONDO DEVELOPERS AND INTRUSIVE
BUSINESSES PUSH ALL THE ACTUAL ARTIST OUT!
When the last artist is gone,
the last loft turned retail, commercial or condo by the money
hungry corporations and the irresponsible landlords, will the city of Los Angeles still try
and call this downtown area the "LA Arts District"?
You know, this was the most intolerable things I have ever been through and the self serving representatives of the city of Los Angeles did absolutely nothing to stop it. And the reason why is obvious... Money! And despite winning my court case against the inconsiderate yuppie little pricks Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson who own the nightmare Wurstkuche restaurant, the police, namely my impotent senior lead officer Jack Richter, did absolutely nothing to stop that late night noise, despite his personal promised to me to do so. All I got was bullshit excuses! It was obvious Wurstkuche was making more money for the city then any of the artist around them at that point so fuck the artists! Right Jack?
The LADBS sited Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson, owners of Wurstkuche Restaurant as well as my asshole landlord Paul Solomon, and then..... did absolutely nothing to follow up and enforce their own order to stop the illegal activity at 808 E. 3rd St. that was a on going living nightmare for the artist neighbors, namely me. What a fucking sham by all of you involved!
Jan Perry and the city council hide their heads in the sand when an artist needs help, but is quick to accommodate all the invasive corporations and developers that they have let invade the LA Arts District and there actions have done nothing but assist the forced exodus of all the long time artists. Jan Perry never intervened in any way with Wurstkuche's illegal use of an AIR loft, except for bullshit lip service. I think you and your staff are all totally uncaring, impotent and worthless to the actual artists! I think you're all pathetic hypocrites!
808 1/2 was my 4th Artist In Residence
in 30 years and I guarantee the next loft I get will not be in this City's
so called LA Arts district. This is no longer a creative environment
for artists, but a new cool haven for self serving yuppies. You have
all recklessly let it become a sanctuary for condo developers, sleazy landlords
like Paul Solomon and inconsiderate self serving corporate yuppie assholes,
like the two douche bag owners of Wurstkuche, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler
Wilson who have invaded the arts district with non stop noise and congestion
and totally disrupted my life as their artist neighbor with their illegal
use of what was supposed to be an actual Artist In Residence loft!
All you assholes have sanctioned a fucking living nightmare for any artist
and that's what Wurstkuche is! For the city of Los Angeles to continue
to call the LA Arts District an artist friendly environment is total bullshit
hypocrisy and that legacy now belongs to you all! You do nothing
for the actual artists except occasionally throw them a small bone like
dogs! I think you're all money hungry self serving hypocrites from
the top down! But hey, I'm only a struggling artist and been in the
Arts District for 30 years, so what do I know.
A LETTER TO: The Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association
Your president, Joseph Pitruzzelli and his idiot cousin 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 in 4 lofts down here in 30 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", as you put it on your web site, right?
I won the court case against Joseph Pitruzzelli and Wurstkuche for violating LAMC noise ordinance codes and my rights on a daily basis and they actually appealed the ruling rather than even try to be considerate neighbors in any way, shape or form! Thatís your self serving president! And according to the judge, that 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 mattered to me because Joseph Pitruzzelli disrupted my life!! 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? What fucking arrogance! Because that's exactly what he did! 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 did Joseph Pitruzzelli ever comply? NO! That's your hypocritical 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 thatís how long it lasted, just a week or so, which seems to be the edge of Josephís attention span and the time limit on any promise to be quieter they he ever made me since they moved in here. His arrogance is disgusting! They tortured me out ofdd my studio as their neighbor from the first week they were here! And it still hasnít stopped! They drag kegs and restaurant supplies in and out of an Artist in Residence loft that they illegally used as a noisy beer keg warehouse in what was once an actual AIR building, not a haven for yuppie pricks like Joseph Pitruzzelli. The arts district 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 3:30 am!
Months after the city ordered Joseph Pitruzzelli to comply and turn 808 E. 3rd Street back into an actual Artist in Residence they did NOTHING! The order to comply was ignored, and Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson did nothing but continued to ignore that city order to comply. Then Joseph Pitruzzelli appealed the court ruling so he could continue to torture his artist neighbors with his lack of conscience and non stop nightmare of 24 hour noise. To say they are a "nuisance" to the actual artists in the arts district is an incredible understatement. Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson are just blatant inconsiderate jackasses and have done nothing but disrupt their artist neighborís lives since they got to the LA Arts District! They just don't care and they donít get it! Thatís your hypocritical president! The city said it was wrong, the courts said it is wrong. The only ones who think it was okay to be as inconsiderate as they want to be are Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson and your organization!
Again that's your 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 self serving jackass like Joseph Pitruzzelli as your president!
A web site dedicated to telling the true history and posting actual evidence of how Joseph Pitruzzelli and
Tyler Wilson, aka Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments LLC, aka Wurstkuche Restaurant, horrendously and
consciously harassed and disrupted the life of their LA Arts District Artist neighbors, spacifically Artist / Photographer,
David Goldner, with their illegal use of an Artist in Residence loft directly next to him in the heart of the LA Arts District
as a noisy 24 hour commercial warehouse for their 7 day a week restaurant next door. Another example of a self
serving corporation putting their profit margins and corporate needs above any consideration of their neighbors.
DO THE IMAGES BELOW OR THE SOUNDS PLAYING INDUCE AN ARTISTIC ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU?
ME NEITHER. TEASER OF WHAT'S TO COME...
ALL SOUNDS YOU HEAR WERE RECORDED FROM DAVID GOLDNER'S STUDIO WINDOW. THERE IS NO OFF BUTTON. THERE WAS NO OFF BUTTON FOR DAVID GOLDNER EITHER.
In 2009, Joseph Pitruzzelli
& Tyler Wilson rented an Artist in Residence loft in the Los Angeles
Arts District and turned it
. . . "I don't need to talk to my lawyer about what breach of quite enjoyment means and to know that your dogs barking (are they even licensed?), your crazy shouting and your smut porn showroom across from a church is more of a case . You live in a warehouse district, you live in a WAREHOUSE on the ground floor directly on the street . . .
living next door to each other in a legal residential lofts (not a warehouses) in this downtown arts district? And this is the person
who has now been appointed the new tokan president of The Los Angeles River Artists Association? With what cridentials? "Money
and a big place to meet?" Or is it his obviouse lack of any sexual enlightenment to know what "smut and porn" actually are?
Did Joseph realize or care that
David Goldner had been an artist and living in the LA Arts District in
4 different artist
808 1/2 E. 3rd St. was one of
the nicest photography studio's in the LA Arts District and for many many
Then on August 25, 2010, just
two weeks after David Goldner filed his law suit and after months of phone
Full PDF File of LADBS citing
of Tyler Wilson for Wurstkutche's illegal use of AIR unit:
Enlargement of declaration below. Click above images for PDF file of document.
What kind of people come into the LA Arts District and put their artist neighbor through this in his own studio?
Obviously not another artist...
and it turns out they are not people at all... because despite the law
suit ruling in David
Corporate or human, Wilson Pitruzzelli
Investments LLC, or Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson, David Goldner's
law suit clearly
Whatever corporate name they want
to call themselves, Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson have had absolutely
And again on August 25, 2010, two
weeks after David Goldner filed his law suit and after months of phone
Vandalism Report taken against Tyler
Wilson, owner of Wurstkuche
Restaurant who was caught in the act of destroying David Goldner's property.
AGAINST TYLER WILSON FOR VANDALISM:
Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Council:
This is an AIR building and supposed to be a creative live / work space, and a commercial business can not use it on a 24 hours basis. Hours of operation in a residential building has to be enforced! The city needs to enforce their codes and help the artist who are being taken advantage of constantly by landlords. I know that Linear City is getting more for that space and that is why they are not lifting a finger to stop the Restaurant's usage. They would rather throw me out and turn this space retail as well, and have told me that to my face. I have no doubt they are trying to annoy me away! So basically I'm getting screwed by an inconsiderate none artist neighbor and a money hungry retail minded landlord that doesn't care! Why are the actual Artist's in the Arts District the last ones thought about in this terrible economy! Please help!
That said, and to be honest, because I'm not expecting any cavalry, I'm actually taking the city's advice and filing the first law suit this week. I sent the letter below today and will be following it up with action this week. The owners of Wurstkuche have become arrogant with their success and don't care if they wake me all hours of the night or early morning by using that unit as a warehouse. At this point, the suit may not even stop them. But being kept awake every night and then woken again almost every morning has effected my health, peace of mind, and my work and it has to stop, or at the least be paid for!
These guys come to the art's district and don't care about the actual artist living next to them. I'm an artist and I have have had 5 lofts in the arts district in the last 30 years. When the last artist is actually gone from this area, the last loft turned retail or condo to make a few dollars more for some landlord, will the city still call this area the LA Arts District? Who is the city attracting when the landlords are aloud to chase us off like this?
When the last artist is gone, the last loft turned retail, commercial or condo by the money hungry landlords, will the city of Los Angeles still try and call this downtown area the "Arts District"?
A blog letter to Paul Solomon and Linear City...
You told me you wanted to turn this space retail the first year I moved in here. But while someone is still living here? It has become very obvious to me that you just don't give a damn and are actually trying to drive me out of this studio so you can turn this space into retail or a commercial space just to make a few more bucks and now, not have to comply with LADBS or LAMC noise ordenence codes with regards to me living next to it. This is the same "screw the artist" mentality that I got from the gallery that just killed me, and the same mentality that has gotten most of America into the financial hole it's now in! Kick 'em when they're down, right? And that is exactly what you did Paul. Rima Fine Art defrauded me just weeks before you served me and I asked you personally for your help to set up a show or two to help me catch up, didn't I? But you didn't even give me the courtesy of a response, and management knew I was just days out of the hospital for my hip surgery when you served me! Like I said. You kicked me when I was down rather then even consider helping. And haven't answered one email from me. So I'm posting this as a blog instead of waisting my time sending it to you. I got tired of getting shit on this past year by everyone, including Linear City and that's why I'm fighting back, win or loose!
The first 3 years I was here, my neighbor in 808, Jeb, was running a rock and roll recording studio and had 4 people living in back, and I never had one noise problem! But just like you did to me after my first year here, you refused to give Jeb a new lease and chased him away after being in that space for 12 years. I have complained to you and Linear City in writing since the first week you rented that newly gutted, un-insulated space as a metal shop for Wurstkuche's construction. Allowing them to literally grind metal and do heavy construction in there right next to me, again, with no more insulation in the walls, and no consideration for me what so ever. The noise was so loud I literally had to leave my studio multiple times. The manager at that time, Frank, assured me Linear City or the new tenants would be insulating the walls. Frank also assured me that Linear City would make sure the tenants in there would comply with the residential hours of an AIR building. BULLSHIT! LIES! ALL FUCKING LIES! Never happened!
You have tortured me! Forcing me to endure their intrusive construction, their none stop traffic and now the never ending banging of metal beer kegs well into the night, 24 / 7 for well over a year now. And despite my complaints, niether Linear City or any management you appointed have done one damn thing to stop it, constrain the hours, or insulate to muffle the noise! You have allowed them to make 808 an illegal extension of their restaurant with absolutely no consideration for the fact that I actually live right next to it on the other side of a thin plaster wall! They have done nothing but bring noise and 24 hour disruptive activity in what was, and still should be, a peaceful creative artist environment! You have done absolutely nothing to enforce the residential aspect of this Artist In Residence building. Nothing! This is a total breach of quiet enjoyment of this space and at this point I actually wish I never moved in here! All I've gotten from you and Linear City is broken promises, bullshit appeasement, pass the buck game playing and out right blatant lies since I moved in here! And despite my complaints, you haven't done one damn thing to change or rectify this situation except to look for an opportunity to evict me rather then lift one fucking finger to help in any way!!
My first impression of you that I blogged about in 2008 was right on the button and it seems that everything my x-neighbors Jeb and Todd said about you was absolutely true! You don't give a fuck about the artists in the arts district! All you give a damn about is how to make money off of us. This became even more apparent when I saw the tiny cubicles you are renting as "artist work spaces" in your building on Industrial. They are nothing more then fucking closets! Tiny cubicles with 4 walls and a door! Gee. You put a lot of care and thought into that one, didn't you?
You are by far one of the most self centered inconsiderate landlords I or any artist could ever have! And that is my experience. You have tortured me with your lack of consideration and it has, and continues to, effect my health, my peace of mind, my work and my ability to just get a fucking nights sleep! Something I should be doing right now rather then writing this blog at 3:00 AM!
TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES: YOUR ARTS DISTRICT IS
Paul Solomon, you're an egregious inconsiderate self serving jackass and the worst landlord an artist could be cursed with in the L.A. Arts District. You and you partner Alan Schneider have blatantly and willfully made my life a living hell for the last two years with your lack of conscience and consideration just to make a few bucks more on an illegal commercial use of the Artist in Residence unit directly next to me and you're a pathetic sleazy douche bag for doing so. This is supposed to be a creative work space and you have turned it into an artist worst nightmare. You have no respect for your artist tenants and I have no respect for a self serving piece of shit like you! Fuck you, you're an asshole, and you are here by awarded the worst landlord in the arts district, an award of shame you well deserve. Sit on it and rotate!
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