Sept. 8, by Nathaly Pesantez
Neal Milano, the infamous Sunnyside condo manager who was in Queens County Criminal Court today following his arrest Sunday for stalking and harassment, told the Sunnyside Post outside the courthouse that he was “being persecuted” and was never the property manager of the Sunnyside building.
Milano’s appearance before Judge Michelle Armstrong lasted all of 40 seconds and his only words as he stood next to his attorney were “good morning” followed by his name. After the hearing he said that “I’m being persecuted.”
Milano had “no comment” to questions asked after his hearing about the charges but did speak to his role in the building at 47-55 39th place.
“I was never a property manager. Never the property manager, not an owner, not the board president,” Milano said as he hurriedly walked along Queens Boulevard.
Milano says he was only a board member. It is unclear if he remains a member of the condo board.
Milano, dressed in dark blue jeans and an athletic long-sleeved pullover, held his white newsboy cap behind him as he appeared before Judge Armstrong, his second court appearance after his arraignment on Sept. 4.
The presiding judge adjourned his case until October 31, after granting Milano’s attorney’s motion to file for discovery.
Milano’s charges include attempted assault with intent to cause physical injury, stalking in the 4th degree, and harassment in the second degree.
Milano, who was identified as property manager and board secretary in an April 2017 lawsuit filed by a couple who own two condos in the building, is also under investigation by the Commission on Human Rights and the state Attorney General’s office for tenant harassment allegations.