The Real Deal New York

Novelist claims co-op president is trying to give her the boot

Now she has launched a $14 million lawsuit against her building

October 30, 2016 11:52AM

Lita Lepie and the Upper West Side

Lita Lepie and the Upper West Side

After living in her Upper West Side apartment for three decades, novelist Lita Lepie claims the building’s new co-op president is attempting to oust her from her $1.5 million one-bedroom apartment.

Last year, a new resident moved into the four unit co-op, and eventually became president of the board. Now, in a $14 million Manhattan Supreme Court suit, she alleges that he launched a crusade to oust her from the building, according to the New York Post.

The building is fighting back, however, claiming Lepie has installed heating and ventilation equipment along with a television satellite dish on the roof without permission. [NYP] –Christopher Cameron

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