Tenant Activist Arthur Nash, the victim of unrelenting harassment by management due to his support of the Bard family, is fighting back with a multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuit.
Everyone remembers last summer’s highly divisive art show in the Chelsea ’s grand ballroom, co- sponsored by minority shareholder David Elder. Briefly, because he had the balls to protest Elder’s feeble attempt to portray himself as a patron of the arts, Nash was assaulted by huge security goons—not once, but twice!—on Elder’s direct orders.
As we’ve reported earlier, Nash has an ongoing harassment case at the DHCR, which we feel he is sure to win since reportedly Elder admitted in the hearing to ordering the assaults (and paying for it off the books!), but for now the case is tied up in bureaucratic limbo. Unfortunately, this delay has given management creeps a feeling of invincibility, leading to further instances of harassment against Nash.
Though we don’t know too many details of the lawsuit at this point, we can say that it names not only certain officers of the
Arthur Nash being confronted by two men hired by David Elder. According to Nash, they were trying to force him into the back stairwell.
The next day, according to Nash, after he retrieved his mail from behind the front desk, he was barred from entering the elevator and menaced by the guy pictured below. After returning to his room to get his camera—he had been instructed by his lawyer to document all confrontations—Nash attempted to take the guard’s picture. In response, the guard tried to wrench the camera away from Nash and then grabbed him in a bear hug and body slammed him against the front desk, smashing the camera (and Nash’s hand) against the counter repeatedly until the batteries flew out. The guard continued to wrestle with Nash as Nash tried to use the house phone to call the police. A resident who had witnessed the altercation corroborated Nash’s story.