Take THAT Cyndi Lauper

Oh poor Cyndi. Can you hear the world

19 Comments so far

  1. Anna (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 10:08 pm

    I read that first article with disgust. What a little bitch. I guess girls just wanna keep the money they earned in the 80ies and almost blew all on coke. Maybe she’ll have to go to a women’s shelter soon.


  2. MerchMikey (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 11:01 pm

    Wow $989 seems like a steal in the city. I have seen 2 bedroom-nothing special units going for $1200 in Burlington. That’s in VT folks! 1200 smackers.


  3. ~dana (unregistered) on July 1st, 2005 @ 2:12 am

    Yeah $989 is more than a steal in Manhattan–it’s a freakin fantasy. Especially for a luxury apt on the Upper West Side. I can’t believe they are charging that much rent in Vermont. I for one think it is all Cyndi Lauper’s fault. Damn you!


  4. Michael Laramy (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 9:47 pm

    Cyndi didn’t get ‘shot down.’

    Stop your embarrassing jealous outburts. I suggest you pick up your paychecks from McDonald’s.

    Cyndi Lauper is an incredible singer and songwriter, gives to endless charities, and has made a successful record in 2003,(the highest debuting record of her career).

    Sony Records resigned her in 2002, and after a successful tour in 2003, her new album w/Epic/Sony/Daylight will be released in October, rumored to be her best yet.

    Guys…get a life, and stop obsessing over your misfortunes, while trying to bring a great person down with you…


  5. Michael Laramy (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 10:08 pm

    Here’s the Real story from the New York Times.

    I have a feeling this is far more credible than your little blurbs…

    Girls Just Want a Bargain Apartment? Court Favors Lauper

    By MICHAEL COOPER

    Published: July 1, 2005

    ALBANY, June 30 – All right, it did not have all the sex and violence necessary for a sensational trial by West Coast standards. But for a regional twist, especially if the region is Manhattan, it was not bad: the case did involve a celebrity – the 1980’s pop sensation Cyndi Lauper – a rent-stabilized apartment, and one of New York’s most desirable addresses.

    It began, as all too many New York stories do these days, with real estate. More than a decade ago, the owners of the Apthorp, the stately Upper West Side apartment building that takes up a square block from Broadway to West End Avenue and 78th to 79th Streets – enticingly near Zabar’s and H & H Bagels – found they had a problem: quite a few of their unbelievable apartments were rent stabilized, and at least one of them was renting for only $507.85 a month.

    So they hit upon what the state’s highest court described on Thursday as “a scheme to remove a number of its apartments from the protections of rent regulation.”

    The idea worked like this: In 1992 the owners rented an apartment to a man named Shlomo Baron, who agreed in his lease not to use the apartment as his primary residence. Using that as an excuse, the owners removed the apartment from rent regulation, and raised the rent to $2,400 a month from $507.85. Mr. Baron never moved in at all; he turned around and immediately sublet the four-room apartment to a couple who agreed to pay $3,250 a month.

    The couple were Cyndi Lauper, she of the song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and her husband, David Thornton, an actor. They, too, agreed in their lease not to use the apartment as their primary residence (but the courts found that they had indeed done so).

    The court said that the building did this kind of thing with at least six apartments. Things seemed to go well for a spell. Then the lawsuits began.

    First, in 1996, Ms. Lauper and Mr. Thornton sued Mr. Baron, claiming they were being overcharged under the rent stabilization law. A court ruled that Mr. Baron’s tenancy in the apartment was “illusory,” that the Thorntons were the actual tenants, and that the apartment should still be subject to rent regulations.

    In 2000, the couple sued the building’s owners, asking them to set the rent back to $507.85 a month. The owners, citing the law’s four-year statute of limitations for challenging rents, offered to cut the rent to $2,496, the base rent it had charged four years earlier. The matter went back to court.

    On Thursday the Court of Appeals ruled 5 to 2 that setting the rent at $2,496 would have the effect of “rewarding the owner’s wrongdoing.” They affirmed a lower court’s decision that the new rent should be set according to a state formula that calls for using the lowest rent charged for a rent-stabilized apartment with the same number of rooms in the same building. That would make the rent $988.56 a month.

    wk.


  6. ~Jenn~xox (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 11:01 pm

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide

    Wow,

    I’ve never seen so many people caught up on this one little stupid subeject, why dont you try looking at her in a positive sense, she’s a person too, yeas she may have money, but that doesn’t mean she doesnt know what wrong from right its, she was scammed out of money, and Im sure if she wasn’t scammed they wouldn’t be having this whole thing happen now would they. Cyndi is one of the most generous artists with her time *&* talent..maybe some of you are just jealous…so stop whining like little b*tches and just face it..Good wins over evil…and stop bad mouthing her..you all sound like little 10 year olds..d*mn..you all should be ashamed..seriously..whats the deal..you make it seem like she’s a money grubbing b*Tch..and you know what “Anna” the one who posted about her blowing it on coke…seriously..your gross an I can just tell your a big loser..if she did coke, do you honestly think she could still sing the way she does..Jebus!…over this one little thing you all get worked up…

    PEace, Love, RespecT, *&* PRide


  7. Scott (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 11:03 pm

    Actually the building owner has been sued by dozens of tenants b.c he breaks the law,

    illegal jacks up rents and throws poorer

    people out on the street.

    But I guess you want building owners like that to make even more money.

    Also Cyndi Lauper is constantly giving to charities, doing benefits, and truly is one of the nicest people alive.


  8. Scott (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 11:12 pm

    Also since when has it been a crime to get a bargain, if a building owner brakes the law,

    and she only has to pay $1000

    why should she pay a penny more,

    she gives so much to charity anyway.

    All the people who make good salaries

    butgo to sales to save a little money,

    rather than pay full price,

    should know that getting a bargain isn’t a crime.


  9. Scott (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 11:21 pm

    Even the Village Voice loves Cyndi.

    http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0526,musto,65342,15.html

    WEB EXTRA

    Hold everything, I have some urgent advice for Broadway producers too: Put Cyndi Lauper in something right now, even a jukebox musical. The pop stylist was on fire at last week’s all-stars-for-gay-pride True Colors concert, a slick night which only stumbled with its cutesy Up With People-type opening number about how great Lincoln Center is. (“If it’s good enough for Marc Chagall, it’s good enough for me!”). Things got more sophisticated when the event trotted out knockout perfs by both Broadway divas (Lillias White) and classical ones (two lesbian-lover opera singers who sized each other up longingly between high notes). For the finale, Lauper did her full throttle, exciting thing, running into the crowd and yelping in our faces for extra Laupery effect. Everyone knows that Cyndi was up for the Mrs. Lovett role in the upcoming Sweeney Todd revival, a meat-pie-serving opportunity that went to Patti LuPone instead. Well, I hear the producers wanted Cyndi, but while Sondheim liked her, he ended up anointing Patti, who’s an old friend. My guess is that Cyndi would have been a revelation, so let’s get the little powerhouse onstage in something


  10. Scott (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 11:26 pm

    The Daily News supported Cyndi in this issue too.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/324262p-277070c.html

    As did the NY Times.

    So it’s not like any of the experts said she did anything wrong, just some very jealous hostile people.


  11. ~dana (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2005 @ 11:58 pm

    Awesome–I would personally like to thank all the members of the “Cyndi Lauper Fanatics Club” that showed up and commented tonight. All 3 of you have made some inspirational arguments (some of them over and over again) that have really forced me to stop and think about what I said. So I stopped. And I thought. Yeah, that’s about it. How nice of you to actually read what I had to say in this post (and the previous one) before flipping out like a bunch of Cyndi Lauper thumping lemmings. Perhaps someone has learned their lesson and will only comment once from now on, instead of saying the same exact thing 8 times in a row. Keep it coming trolls…I love to watch you stutter!


  12. Scott (unregistered) on July 4th, 2005 @ 6:01 am

    Oh give it rest buddy,

    I bet Cyndi probably pays $60,000 to $80,000

    in property taxes on her house in Connecticut,

    do you pay $60,000 to $80,000 in property taxes

    just to keep your house (Cyndi bought it in the 80’s and with appreciation it probably cost her a fortune just to live there).


  13. John Millionaire (unregistered) on July 4th, 2005 @ 8:26 am

    Dana,

    What a sick moron you are.

    Cyndi still rocks…and I bet she could buy and sell you at least 1000x over.

    Go back to your life flippin’ Burgers.


  14. ~dana (unregistered) on July 5th, 2005 @ 2:39 pm

    If any of you crazed commenters had bothered to actually READ what I wrote in the this post and the original one referenced, you would know that my central argument was that she HAS NOT lived in that apartment continuously since 1971 which is THE requirement for being eligible for rent stabilization. That’s it. End of story. Whether or not you like Cyndi Lauper is irrelevant in this matter (although arguable questionable)


  15. Kevin Anderson (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 3:35 pm

    Recently I was at an event where Cyndi Lauper was appearing. I found myself next to her and thought it would be a great opportunity to meet her and capture a photo. When I said hi and asked if she would mind posing for a picture with me, she got a disgusted look on her face, shook her head and said, “No!”

    It was a very quick way to lose a fan! It’s too bad she didn’t want to take a second to recognize a fan at a CHARITY event. I could understand if she was in the middle of a conversation and I had interrupted, but she was standing by herself at a charity function. It blows my mind!


  16. marti (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 4:32 am

    I can’ Believe- $989 per month!! I’m working in that business and it makes me suprise…

    marti
    apartment for rent in LA


  17. Jack (unregistered) on November 24th, 2005 @ 12:43 pm

    Rent control is the stupidest thing, especially in this case. So a landlord is supposed to provide an apartment at below-market rates? So (a) no one will want to buy a rent-controlled apartment from the landlord — the return on investment is so not worth it, (b) the landlord has no incentive to keep improve the property because he’s not going to see one red cent come out of it, (c) leading to slumlords. I’m not saying that there shouldn’t be affordable housing. Just like food stamps and Section 8 housing, there is a way for the government to help the needy without making it the responsibility of a business owner. Do you get price-controlled hamburgers at McDonalds? Does the government set the price? No; the market decides for itself (ok, this might be a bad example; there have been cases in the market where collusion in price-setting has occurred). I am thankful that I don’t live in a rent-control city; I can charge my tenants what they think is a fair price; if I overcharge, they can look elsewhere. This also gives me the incentive to make improvements and repairs on a timely basis because I want to keep good tenants who pay market rent on time.


  18. opie (unregistered) on November 24th, 2005 @ 12:44 pm

    I had sex with Cyndi Lauper. She did want to have fun ;-).


  19. ~dana (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 6:19 pm

    Hey Jack–I was completely with you until I saw your dumbass comment as “Opie”. yeah we can tell you are the same person even if you use a different name. There’s that whole timestamp/IP address log thang. Excuse me while I go back to flipping burgers. Yeah, right…



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