Report: Landlord alleges tenant using 7th Street townhouse for sex parties
The Post reports that the current tenant of 189 E. Seventh St., a recently renovated four-story townhouse between Avenue B and Avenue C, has played host to sex parties in recent months, according to claims by the landlord in a Manhattan Supreme Court filing.
Tenant Avraham Adler reportedly signed a two-year lease here on April 1. Within a month, property owner Wonwoo Chang alleges that Adler started hosting “lewd” parties where “on premises sex took place.”
To the Post:
An investigator for Chang scoped out one of Adler’s August events and found a bouncer at the door, a bar on the rooftop and naked partygoers throughout the home, the landlord claims in his filing.
On the first floor, he noted, “a naked man who sat on a swing was being spanked by two women clad in lingerie.”
Another area featured mattresses on the floor and two naked women sitting on a couch, Wang said.
Sangria was going for $8 a cup, while the marijuana cookies were $15.
The parties have resulted in multiple complaints from neighbors about the noise, visits from cops and violations for garbage piled up outside, said Chang, who alleges that Adler’s illicit use of the property could damage Chang’s reputation and that of the building.
The Eventbrite posting described the address as “THE MOST LUXURIOUS PLAYSPACE IN THE CITY FOR NAUGHTY!”
In an email to the Post, Adler denied the allegations, writing: “Not sure what you’re trying to gain from this nonsense. I just don’t get this whole thing no parties are going on.”
Court papers also claim that Adler illegally parks his car at a hydrant.
Here’s how Sotheby’s was pitching the space then:
Upon entering this beautiful townhouse, there are 22-foot-high ceilings. Located on the first floor is a Poggenpohls custom chefs kitchen with custom Statutori marble countertops. The kitchen offers a fully marble covered island, along with a Six Burner Wolf Range, Miele Dishwasher, Viking Fridge and modernized ez-touch cabinets.
The 2nd floor is an open library and living room. The 3rd floor presents a one-of-a-kind open master suite layout with a separate standing shower on a class of its own. The vanities are a combination of top pieces from Ferguson, Kohler, and Restoration Hardware. The 4th floor presents two additional bedrooms, each personalized with their own all-marbled bathrooms and Porcelanosa vanities. At the top of the home lies a private oasis, roof decked in custom Runnen Tiles, along with a Calcutta Stone front ledge and Statutori back ledge.
Streeteasy last listed the monthly rent (in March) at $15,000.