Majority Leader Van Bramer Announces Investigation by Commission on Human Rights Into Condo

On August 29th, I joined the New York City Commission on Human Rights to announce the start of an investigation into a Sunnyside condominium property manager and board member after Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer held a rally against hate in front of the condominium to denounce offensive and hate-filled images and in defense of tenants and condo owners who have reported years of harassment, intimidation, and retaliation by Neal Milano, the condominium property manager. Majority Leader Van Bramer also joined the Commission on Human Rights to launch a Day of Action throughout Sunnyside where flyers on tenants’ rights were distributed informing residents of their legal protections against discrimination and harassment.

 


The tenants of this Sunnyside condominium have been terrorized at the hands of this property manager for far too long. After speaking with the Commissioner on behalf of the tenants and condominium owners, I’m pleased that Commission on Human Rights has decided to open an investigation into this condominium board member and property manager after tenants reported constant intimidation, harassment, and retaliation. Clearly, their rights are being violated. And with the announcement of this investigation today, we send a strong message that we uphold and defend the rights of tenants in New York City.

 

Nearly the entire lobby of 47-55 39th Place in Sunnyside is covered with posters that pay tribute to the Confederacy and at one point dictators like Hitler and Mussolini. There are unsettling images of guns, NRA posters, and tributes to President Trump that include phrases like “Build the Wall!” The building directory lists infamous Nazis Rudolf Hess and Josef Mengele as residents.