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  • How do you create a boy out of a porch? Unless it's Pinocchio.
  • What's the point of this article? Need to file this under "who the fark cares if it was a porch or bedroom". Poor kid was still run down in his own house.
  • But if he had been run down on his own porch while using it, legally, as a porch should be used, on a porch swing or whatever, then maybe his grieving parents might have a case!
  • This is important. If they had applied for and received the appropriate permits they wouldn't be now hearing that the conversion was not permitted. Which changes everything, of course.

    Wait, what?

    /dealing with construction permits right now
    //doesn't matter what state or city you're in
    ///f*ck those guys. In the ear. With a permit.
  • So, the bedroom was 6 years old?
  • BADLY WRITTEN HEADLINE!!!! PUNCH BABIES!!!
  • I am from Long Island.

    My son's room was walled off from the garage.

    I wanted to have a cinderblock partition to prevent an accidental acceleration from a car crashing through the wall. I was overruled & plain particle board was used.

    Luckily, all is moot as Hurricane Sandy completely destroyed my house. The End.
  • I see, so that's how the city plans to avoid responsibility for the child's death. Next step, press charges on the family - to be eventually dropped if the family can afford a lawyer and force the city to actually go down the chain of ownership to find when the modification happened. And, just like that, it's now all about the fault of the family/house/structure/owners and nothing to do with a careening city bus.
  • zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?


    The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.
  • The fact that the porch was converted from a porch to a bedroom without a permit has no relevance, unless you are telling me that as a result of a permit applicaction the city would have said "no, you cant convert it to a bedroom. A bus might crash into it and kill a kid." I have no doubt they would have said no to such a conversion but I find it highly improbable that concerns about a vehicle hitting the house and killing the occupant of the bedroom would have entered into the equation at all.

    This is just one of those shiatty things that happens in life. The kid may just as well have been killed by a plane falling into his bedroom in the back of the house, or if the bus had more momentum and he were in a different spot, killing him in the front room.

    More importantly, what business is it of the city if you convert YOUR OWN porch to a bedroom? That is the homeowners call. Screw the permit requirements. Government needs to get the heck out of peoples lives and quit being so unnecessarily intrusive.
  • Either that or you shouldn't create a bus out of a porch illegally.
  • Weatherkiss: zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?

    The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.


    Porch boy time is one of the most magical moments in all of nature to see. If you can't go to Africa to see the Great Migration, go to Long Island to watch the porches molt.
  • Well I guess that's good news for the driver/bus company who did not keep control of the bus, eh?
  • BSABSVR: Weatherkiss: zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?

    The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.

    Porch boy time is one of the most magical moments in all of nature to see. If you can't go to Africa to see the Great Migration, go to Long Island to watch the porches molt.


    So it's legal to convert a porch into a boy in Africa, but you need a permit to convert a porch into a boy in Long Island.
  • Stoker: Well I guess that's good news for the driver/bus company who did not keep control of the bus, eh?


    He swerved b/c some asshole jaywalker jumped in front of bus. Luckily, the bus did hit the jaywalker.
  • At least the boy no longer has to suffer, while the rest of us may have to put up with this idiot submitter's work for the rest of our lives.
  • Porches are a home's crumple zone. It's like putting passengers on the hood or truck of your car.
  • Weatherkiss: zulius: So, the bedroom was 6 years old?

    The porch was six years old before it was converted into a boy.


    Don't be silly, the boy was 6 years old when he was turned (along with his bedroom) back into a bus shaped porch
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    "And I can hear through these walls
    I can hear it when they're foolin' 'round
    I can hear through these walls
    I can hear every sight, every sound
    I can hear through these walls
    In the dark with the shades pulled down
    And every word that they say
    Every noise they make feels it's coming my way"
  • If your house is hit by a bus then it's obviously your own fault. You chose to buy that house or you made bad life decisions that meant you had to. See? It's so obvious.
  • So did... wait... the 6 year old bus...hold on what happened?
  • pedobearapproved: BADLY WRITTEN HEADLINE!!!! PUNCH BABIES!!!


    This. I had to re-read it a few times before it made sense.

    -1 Subby for badly-written headline

    Go sit in the corner and think about what you have done.
  • This isn't some HOA pink-flamingo thing. Building codes are primarily there for safety reasons-- for example, structural strength and proximity to roads, to name two. Would the boy be alive if he was in a real room and not a tacked-on shack? Maybe yes, probably not. It got hit by a damn bus. Does that mean you should WARBLGARBL if it gets mentioned? No.
  • Ima4nic8or: More importantly, what business is it of the city if you convert YOUR OWN porch to a bedroom? That is the homeowners call. Screw the permit requirements. Government needs to get the heck out of peoples lives and quit being so unnecessarily intrusive.


    I don't think anybody would have actual objected the the concept, but the permitting makes sure it's done in accordance with code, which makes it safe. Otherwise you might wind up with a hack job on the wiring that catches the house on fire, walls that fall down in a stiff breeze, sub par framing that spreads fires more easily, and so on. Some of those issues can lead to big problems for your neighbors when houses are crammed close together like that. Still, no building code for domestic housing would have protected against bus crashes, so this is still completely and utterly irrelevant.
  • The porch was converted potentially decades before.. How long have they lived in the house, did they know it was illegally done? Those damn realtors never tell you anything...

    If it wasn't haunted before, it may be now! Now they can add that on to the features that "do not get discussed". :P
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