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Craigslist spoof lists NOLA sinkhole as rental property

8 years 1 month 1 week ago Wednesday, May 04 2016 May 4, 2016 May 04, 2016 8:42 AM May 04, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - With rents around the country through the roof, a Craigslist New Orleans user has decided to have a bit of fun by posting a listing for Canal Street’s recently opened sinkhole.

The listing jokes that the sinkhole is now available for short or long term AirBnB rentals. Its proximity to the French Quarter caused the user to note that it is “convenient to public transportation and nocturnal wildlife.”

Privacy is ensured by “your own police barricades and orange pylons” which come free with the rental. Sadly, a refrigerator and stove are not included, but this makes it achingly similar to most of the studio apartments available for rent in the nearby Warehouse District. The sinkhole rental is quite the steal at only $1,050 a month compared to other rental properties in the immediate vicinity.

You can see the post here.

The sinkhole on Canal Canal opened up near Harrah's and Canal Place last week. It’s expected to cause traffic delays in the area for the three to four months ahead, according to Mayor Mitch Landrieu. The hole opened up over an underground tunnel that was dug out in the 1960s.

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