New Yorker Takes Sabbatical In His Bathroom

August 24, 2010

New Yorkers often complain about the size of their bathroom, but after this week, Mark Malkoff will have a good reason to complain. Malkoff will be spending five full days in his apartment bathroom.

Malkoff went into his bathroom on Monday at 11:30 AM and won’t be coming out until Saturday morning. He left his phone and computer with his wife, so he will be disconnected from the internet and forced to work on projects he has been procrastinating on. Among his goals for the week, he wants to memorize the names of all U.S. presidents in chronological order, learn to sew on a button, write letters to friends and family, memorize the Sermon on the Mount, and if that weren’t enough, learn how to play “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” on guitar.

If his wife feels neglected during this week, he can cheer her up when he emerges with his list entitled “99 Reasons Why I Love My Wife.” I suggest that if he gets stuck on the last few reasons, Malkoff should include, “Because she let me lock myself in a bathroom for a week.”

To read the Gothamist’s full coverage of Malkoff’s challenge, go to http://gothamist.com/2010/08/23/man_to_spend_5_days_in_nyc_bathroom.php.

Are you looking for an apartment with a few more bathrooms? Check out Benjamin James’ informational website Neighborhood NYC at http://www.neighborhoodnyc.com.

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