Queens Condo Manager Ignites Fear with Hitler Posters & Intimidation Tactics
Neal Milano, the Sunnyside, Queens, condominium property manager, whose tenants say he harasses and bullies them, was arrested Sunday.
Sources said Milano is being questioned over a stalking complaint that one of his residents filed, and that police are taking away Milano's gun permits and any potential weapons.
Authorities will also search his apartment, sources told NY1.
Milano had been out of the country, but he returned Sunday, and police arrested him at the airport around 2:20 p.m.
Police officials said Milano stalked and harassed a 43-yearold woman between September of 2016 to this past July. Officials said Milano grabbed her at one point and verbally harassed her.
Sources said that woman no longer lives in the building, and that the stalking complaint was filed about two months ago.
Residents at the condominium building have also complained about Nazi imagery and Confederate flags on display in the lobby of Milano's building.
Tenants of 47-55 39th Place Sunnyside Queens joined concerned members of the community and NYC Council Member and Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and other elected officials to protest the display of posters of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin, posters of guns and the NRA as well as the listing of names of Nazis such as Josef Mengele and Rudolf Hess on the building directory as current residents there.
The lobby was filled with displays of hate, all posted by condo manager Neil Milano, who characterizes himself as an American Patriot. In addition to the posters referencing Nazis who were responsible for the death of millions of European Jews during The Holocaust. The Holocaust Museum estimates that 15 to 20 million lives were lost or were imprisoned by the Nazi regime led by Adolf Hitler. Bonito Mussolini, the leader of Italy during WWII joined forces with Hitler and the Nazi’s in an effort to take over the world in one of the bloodiest wars of mankind, World War II.
The Holocaust also known as Shoah was a genocide in which more than six million European Jew were murdered by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Germany and his WWII supporters. This represented more than two-thirds of all Jews living in Europe. More than 1.5 million children were in the death count as the Nazis had no problem killing anyone who disagreed with their policies.
It is clear that Jews around the world “Will Never Forget ”those who were killed at the hands of Hitler and his murderous gangsters. We lost family members who were killed by the Nazis in concentration camps built to systematically murder Jews/ Hitler’s ”Master Plan,” that included exterminating every Jewish person in the world. We are all very fortunate that the United States and the Allied forces, including England, France and Russia stopped Hitler and his partners, Japan and Italy and their murderous and treacherous actions.
“These tenants are living in terror. After seeing the lobby first hand and spending several days with these tenants, I can say without a doubt that they are rightly terrified of a property manager who posts images of hate and racism, boasts of guns in his apartment while hanging posters celebrating guns and the NRA, and who retaliates against anyone who speaks out.
There is nothing patriotic about the names of infamous Nazis in the building directory, or having a large swastika above an apartment door. There are clear illegalities and violations inside this building that extend beyond the offensive and hate-filled messages posted in the lobby and throughout the condominium common areas.”
Since that press conference denouncing the hateful and definitely anti-semitic display in the public places of the condo building Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for an investigation into the allegations made by those living at 47-55 39th Place Sunnyside, Queens.
“Due to a hostile environment created and connected to the Nazi and Confederate imagery… in the lobby of the building we will investigate the allegations made by those living in the condominium complex,” said Hollis P. Fitsch, Deputy Commissioner, Law Enforcement for the Commission on Human Rights.
When a call was made to the office of the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, we were told, “We can’t discuss anything that is under investigation.”
As of this writing we believe that condo management representative and treasurer of the condo board Neil Milano, the accused condo manager, has been charged with creating an
environment of intimidation. In addition, condo residents have reported that Mr. Milano has posted detailed personal information about residents’ lives in the building lobby.
Further charges may be added when the investigations begun by multiple agencies are completed.
Following the rally to protest the hate messages posted in their lobby Councilman Van Bramer reported that Milano removed some of the many different displays of hate. He had removed Hitler, Stalin, Mullosini and the Confederate Flag but left up dozens of posters and signs of hate and terror.
“Just by taking down the posters is not enough. Anyone who feels that they have been discriminated against are urged to report the incident(s) by calling (718)722-3131.
Majority leader Jimmy Van Bramer holds press conference at Sunnyside, Queens condo
Hitler, Mussolini posters and swastika on condo lobby walls in Sunnyside
Condo directory with Nazis listed as residents in apartment 3C