The NYPD has released video of attorney Randy Mastro’s Upper East Side townhouse being vandalized last month.
Mastro has been representing the West Side Community Organization in its effort to shut down the temporary homeless shelter site at The Lucerne Hotel, located at 201 West 79th Street, at Amsterdam Avenue.
Tensions over the temporary homeless shelters on the Upper West Side have been high for months. The temporary homeless residents of The Lucerne Hotel were last scheduled to be relocated to a site in the Financial District, but after a number of pauses, the next court date, scheduled for November 16, will determine their future.
Mastro wasn’t home at the time of the incident, which took place on October 21 at around 1am at his townhouse on East 83rd Street. However, a neighbor whose property was also damaged notified him, and they both reported it to the police.
The individuals shown in the video below spray painted his house and entrance with messages including “Randy Mastro you can’t displace us” and “shame.”
According to the NY Post, authorities have also confirmed that the suspects threw eggs at his house and damaged the front door locks with glue. As of now, the suspects remain at large.