Landlord trying to evict tenant for hanging Confederate flags in windows, by Julia Marsh.
A Manhattan landlord is trying to evict a tenant for displaying two Confederate flags in the windows of his East Village apartment. …
The building owner claims that Green’s flags — which he has illuminated at night with a spotlight from his fifth-floor unit — have created “a clear and present danger to the building, its residents and the community at large.”
Police have been patrolling the area for the past several days after protesters rallied outside the building and someone threw a rock through a window, according to the suit.
“The building and its residents have expressed constant fear of physical attack and for their physical safety and well being,” the landlord says in court papers.
He attached emails from five tenants attesting to their concerns.
“I do not feel safe sleeping tonight,” one resident wrote.
Green’s two windows face the Lillian Wald Public Housing complex, “a multi-racial, diverse housing community,” Yassky notes in the suit. …
“I’ve had those flags up for over a year.” … Green wrote.
Yassky has threatened to post Green’s name, phone number and photo outside the building if he doesn’t remove the flags.
What a crazy, inflamed situation. Imagine, after eight years of all that racial harmony under Obama.