Boom pool claim at upper east luxury co-op

A new lawsuit filed from the building management of a luxury Upper East Side apartment building alleges that a resident swimming in the wrong lane of the communal pool also committed a crime — but 83-year-old Helen Hirsh says told The Daily Beast that it was a condominium unit. That management is full of it.

Attorneys for Rio The Condominium and Spa at East 65 St. Alleged in court documents on Wednesday that Hirsh “died in the Fitness Center pool and then again in the Fitness Center bathroom.”

“The Condo is required to close the Fitness Center swimming pool for proper cleaning in accordance with applicable State health regulations, and in accordance with applicable State health regulations, and discontinue use of the facility. Use the Fitness Center bathrooms so they can be cleaned and disinfected. As a result, other apartment owners and residents were unable to use the pool or shower during that time,” the complaint said.

The lawsuit also alleges that Hirsh “screamed and made loud noises while using the gym and swimming pool” and “was unable to wear appropriate attire on multiple occasions in the gym (using exercise in a wet bathing suit and without proper sneakers) [or] Shower before using the pool. “

After the Board suspended her access to those facilities, she found her way back by “cheatingly obtaining a code to enter the Fitness Center from a real estate agent who did” show it to potential buyers”, and even forced her into the Fitness Center when another resident was walking out the door of the Fitness Center. Defendant called the police to the Building when staffing The building tries to restrict her from entering the Fitness Center.”

In a late-night interview Wednesday with The Daily Beast, Hirsh said the allegations were mostly untrue and that she would file a counter-suit.

“No, this is really ridiculous; I’ve been a doctor before,” Hirsh told The Daily Beast when asked about swimming in the wrong lane of the pool. “I can not swim; I always swim near the wall, you know, near the wall. ”

“I was scared,” she admitted, while sharing that her doctor had prescribed her to exercise daily in the pool after breaking her leg, which she said was disabled. “Of course you [swim] near the wall!”

“Ya, I can’t swim. I’m not very good at it, so,” said Hirsh, chuckling.

When asked about the prank allegation, she replied, “No, never,” then added, “maybe I’m getting older.”

She asked, “Do they have proof? Funny, I used to be a doctor! ”

She then alleged that management secretly wanted to remove her from the one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in the building she moved into last year, because she was not an adult.

The listings show one-bedroom units in the condominium complex costing more than $1 million and mention “incredible amenities including 24-hour doorman, well-equipped gym with 50 inch indoor lap pool, hot tub, wooden sauna, sauna, panoramic terrace furniture with kitchen, ground floor garden, central laundry room and a supermarket for residents. “

“Listen, listen, I tell you…this is ridiculous; I don’t want to live here anymore,” she said, while alleging that her problem stemmed from not giving “tips, tips, tips” to building staff. “I am an old woman. Why do I have to tip you all the time? ”

“Tomorrow, I’m going to court to sue them,” Hirsh said. “I want to sue the management company!”

When asked what lawsuit she would file, the resident claimed “false information” had been put in the public record by her own building’s management.

Attorneys representing the building – are seeking both “relief by order” and “money damages”, citing the need to repair the building, including “cleaning”. [of] potentially harmful conditions”—did not return The Daily Beast’s request for comment Wednesday night. Boom pool claim at upper east luxury co-op


Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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