By Sabina Mollot
Talk about a rotten neighbor.
Last week, Town & Village heard from a man who’s been getting a not-so-special delivery: spoiled food left at his door.
The longtime resident of Stuyvesant Town, who asked to be kept anonymous, said this has been happening since last November or December, a total of six times. The most recent time, last week, the person who brought the spoiled food chose to gift him with a plastic plate of old rice.
While not exactly a death threat, the man said he considers the vile move harassment and has been left wondering what the person will do next to get a rise out of him. He also doesn’t know who’s behind the stomach-churning prank.
The previous time this happened, the person left a bag of lettuce covered in schmutz — his or her second time choosing that particular food. Another time, it was a box of broken Entenmann’s donuts. Another time it was a banana.
The man said he’s reached out to management to report the incidents as they happen and at one time, there was talk about installing a camera near his door. However, he said he was later informed that wasn’t possible due to a Wi-Fi issue.
When asked for comment about the situation by T&V, Stuy Town General Manager Rick Hayduk confirmed that management has been in touch with the resident about the incidents.
“This resident is working with Public Safety to find the culprit,” Hayduk said. However, he noted, cameras don’t extend to the hallway floors, which has made the perp hard to track.
Hayduk added he isn’t aware of any similar incidents taking place since he’s been at the property.