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Reader JesqNY took this photograph of a discarded chair in Washington Heights. The chair's former owner helpfully notes that this chair apparently has bed bugs--"chinche" in Spanish--but we think it would have been better to wrap the chair in a sealed plastic bag, which is what one should do if they are getting rid of bed bug infested furniture (actually, people should consult with a licensed professional exterminator, but here's a PDF from the Health Department).

According to New York Bed Bugs, Washington Heights/Inwood had the 2nd most bed bug-related complaints so far--the most were in Bushwick.