While I'm at it, let me also cover #6: The housing next door. There are about 15 units of brick housing next door to my place. The buildings aren't terribly offensive but I have never seen such a mess. On any given day you can count on seeing the following in the yards, next to the dumpster and in front of the building: toys, broken TVs, old cribs, cigarette butts, piles of old clothes and shoes (yes just laying there on the ground), cars with multiple flat tires, broken window screens, etc. Much of the time this trash ends up being thrown over the fence and into the bushes that separate that housing from my apartment. The blackberry bushes start to look like some sort of fucked up Christmas tree with crap lodged in them that no one ever cleans up.