Man left with nothing when contractor clears out wrong apartment - New York News

Man left with nothing when contractor clears out wrong apartment

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A New York man came home to an empty apartment after a clean up crew went into the wrong apartment and threw out almost all of his belongings.

"My initial reaction was shock," Nilay Shroff says.

Shroff lives in apartment 2D of a building on E. 74th St. on the Upper East Side. She says he went to work at 8 a.m. and came home at 7 p.m. with groceries in hand to find everything gone.

A clean-out crew had been contracted to clean out the belongings of apartment 2B but somehow ended up in the wrong unit.

"I thought I'd been robbed," Shroff told Fox 5 News. Inexplicable, the only thing they left behind was his flat-screen TV and his Playstation 3.

They even took his dirty dishes out of the sink and threw them away.

A crew had been contracted by the management company to clean out the belongings left behind by someone who was no longer living in the building. The building management is putting the blame on the contractor, who was not insured, Shroff says.

Along with all of his furniture, clothes and passport being sent to the dump, Shroff says he lost almost all of his photos of his late mother.

Shroff is suing the management company, Mautner-Glick, his landlord and the contractor. He estimates that he lost around $40,000 in his belongings.

"The actual story is too bizarre to believe," Shroff says.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Taxi hits and kills woman in Manhattan

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:10:50 GMT
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
    A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said.
  • NYC Denny's features $300 breakfast

    NYC Denny's features $300 breakfast

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:04:13 GMT
    Diner chain Denny's is opening it's first New York City location, complete with a big-city "deal".   How does a $300 breakfast sound?    The Denny's is located at the corner of Nassau and Spruce in Lower Manhattan's Financial District.  Along with its normal food you can get at just about any location in the rest of the country, this location will offer a Grand Slam breakfast with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne.
    Diner chain Denny's is opening it's first New York City location, complete with a big-city "deal".   How does a $300 breakfast sound?    The Denny's is located at the corner of Nassau and Spruce in Lower Manhattan's Financial District.  Along with its normal food you can get at just about any location in the rest of the country, this location will offer a Grand Slam breakfast with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne.
  • FDNY academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak

    FDNY academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:32:38 GMT
    FDNYFDNY
    The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said a specialized cleaning company will disinfect showers and other high-risk areas at the fire academy at Randall's Island over the Labor Day weekend.
    The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said a specialized cleaning company will disinfect showers and other high-risk areas at the fire academy at Randall's Island over the Labor Day weekend.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices