The StreetEasy listing for 1214 Fifth Avenue boasts that the 229-unit luxury high-rise “offers the best of everything” from “breathtaking Central Park views” to an indoor pool. The building — in which open apartments currently rent from $3,750 to $12,200 per month — also offers a tenant who loves to egg her neighbors and simply won’t stop.
According to Crain’s, the building’s landlords have filed a lawsuit against Yan Li, a tenant in a $3,400 studio apartment who allegedly began egging her neighbors’ doors in January. According to the lawsuit, Li has egged two neighbors multiple times, and the building managers say they caught her doing so on video. Tenants have gotten so scared (of the egging) that they’ve left the building altogether. One said she was “terrified by these incidents and believed that she was being targeted.” Li’s commitment to the bit (egging) persisted through a federal day of rest — one tenant was egged on July 4. When confronted by police, Li refused to speak — she slammed the door in their face, according to the suit — but did not egg them. The lawsuit states that the landlords “cannot reasonably re-rent these apartments while defendant’s conduct is ongoing.” (The defendant’s conduct being, of course, egging.)