August 30, by Nathaly Pesantez
The property manager of the Sunnyside building currently under investigation will be called in for questioning by the NYPD after he returns to the country, according to police.
The police are seeking to speak with Neal Milano, the property manager at 47-55 39th Place, at the first opportunity following a stalking complaint lodged against him. The complaint was made on July 13 by a 43-year-old woman, who alleges she was grabbed by Milano multiple times, which caused her alarm and annoyance.
As part of the investigation, the NYPD is looking into complaints regarding Milano and his behavior, and the conditions of the building, a police source said.
The NYPD said that three harassment complaints have been filed against Milano this year at the building, one made by a 46-year-old man, another by a 50-year-old man, and one more by a 29-year-old man.
Along with the three harassment complaints that name him, one harassment complaint was also filed by Milano himself as the victim after he had discussion with an individual that led to yelling and screaming, according to police.
NYPD sources also say that they have made telephone contact with Milano and his attorney regarding the July stalking complaint, but add that the investigation has been complicated by the fact that he has been out of the country.
Milano, who is set to return to the country this week, is also under investigation by the Commission on Human Rights after allegations of tenant harassment and discrimination. The New York State Attorney General also opened an investigation into the complaints of harassment made by the building’s residents, a spokesperson for the office confirmed.
A lawsuit was also filed against Milano and members of the building’s condo board in April by Lynn Calvacca, an attorney who owns two condos at the site. The suit lists several allegations of arbitrary fines and of harassing behavior against them, and points to Milano as the main “instigator” behind them.