Yan Li: Tenant at posh Manhattan residential high-rise THROWS EGGS at neighbors' doors in bizarre attack

Yan Li's bizarre behavior forced two tenants, including one 'terrified' resident, to move into different units

Yan Li: Tenant at posh Manhattan residential high-rise THROWS EGGS at neighbors' doors in bizarre attack
The tenant lives at the posh Upper East Side building (Pictured), which has a lifeguard-manned pool, a gym and other premium amenities (StreetEasy)
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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: A tenant at a posh Manhattan residential high-rise has been accused of repeatedly throwing eggs at her neighbors’ doors. Her bizarre behavior forced two tenants, including one “terrified” resident, to move into different units, a new lawsuit has claimed. 

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The troublemaker, Yan Li, lives on the 37th floor of 1214 Fifth Avenue. She allegedly first egged one of the doors on January 28 and later carried out the same act four more times through July 4, according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit. She initially targeted one woman's door on May 30 when “she found a number of raw eggs splattered all over her front door and seeping into her apartment,” the court papers allege. The filing claimed that the victim “expressed fear that she was being targeted” because “she is Jewish or a single woman with a dog." 

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The Upper East Side building has a lifeguard-manned pool, a gym and other premium amenities, its website claims. According to the website, "1214 Fifth Avenue offers a rare opportunity to rent at a Fifth Avenue address in New York City. Homes in this prime Upper East Side building directly face Central Park, with Museum Mile at your doorstep. Residents enjoy access to work-from-home conveniences and virtual and in-person experiences, as well as amenities including a heated swimming pool, an entertainment lounge and screening room and 24-hour valet parking." At present, units in the building range in price from $3,750 for a studio to $12,200 for a three-bedroom, which is now up for rent on Li's floor. 

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The building installed cameras in the hallway after the second act of vandalism and caught Li red-handed several other times, the suit said. The filing alleged that on June 16, the cameras caught Li “opening the door to her apartment, stepping into the public hallway and rapidly throwing multiple eggs toward" a neighboring unit.

The next day, the police were called to the building. When they tried to confront Li about her strange behavior, she allegedly “slammed the door closed,” the suit claimed. Both the tenants who were targets of Li's odd attack said they wanted to move to different units. One woman said she “was terrified by these incidents,” the suit claimed. The court papers said that the neighbors were moved by the building owners in July.

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However, the owner, 8 East 102nd Street, LLC, can no longer "reasonably re-rent these apartments while {Li’s] conduct is ongoing,” the suit claimed. The owners are asking a court for an order that would force Li to stop the attack. They are also seeking $260,000 in damages.

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