More on that Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’
Shenanigans at the so-called “Animal House” on Norfolk Street are under police scrutiny. But the landlord apparently isn’t playing ball.
For the better part of the last year, rowdy residents of 180-182 Norfolk Street have reportedly been partying like crazy, without regard for the surroundings. Neighbors continue to tell us that the get-togethers in Apartment 1 go all hours, spill into the rear courtyard, and sometimes result in fighting. Rarely are they deterred by police busts. Makes sense – apparently, they’re all NYU students and this is some frat or social club.
“I live next door to this building and have been dealing with this madness for a year,” one tipster tells us. “[Police] have broken up at least four big parties, [the worst being] when close to two hundred people were partying in the backyard. They have turned a beautiful property into shit.”
Another area resident noted, “Not too long ago a neighbor threw red paint down from another building right onto their back porch/garden area.”
Then last Thursday night, the frat allegedly threw a “mixer” with some “sorority.” Another neighbor overheard an exchange on the doorstep in which a bro told his lady guest that the building is residential, but that “we have lots of locations.” The party attracted nearly eighty guests to the apartment. Police again shut it down.
To that end, word at the 7th Precinct is that officers recently spoke to the building owner, but the discussions didn’t go anywhere. From what we hear, the landlord was rather “uncooperative.” Cops instead approached the management company – Brownstone Management Corp. (housed at Misrahi Realty) – to help along a resolution. Same deal. Legal letters were allegedly distributed to the NYU students (and parents) of 180-182 Norfolk with an ultimatum – stop the behavior or eviction proceedings will begin. Guess that didn’t do anything.
Just wait until the weather really warms up…