Keith McNallys attorney David A. Kaminsky tells us he doesnt plan to let 6874 Thompson Realty evict the restaurateurs son from his rent-stabilized apartment. Its troubling to me because I believe we did demonstrate [that the apartment was Harrys primary residence] with ample evidence. We had the testimony of Harrys mother, Harrys father, Harrys neighbors, and the decision was a bit surprising to me. Kaminsky says Harry (a it kid who has appeared in Uniqlo ads along with his sister, Isabelle) is currently paying a fair rent (he didnt say how much) and says of Thompson Realtys motives for evicting young McNally: Im sure its the standard reason that theyd like to collect higher rents nothing personal or negative about Harry.
Its uncertain which building McNallys apartment is in, but according to tax assessments, 6874 Thompson Realty owns two adjacent buildings on Thompson Street a 42-unit building valued at $3.49 million in 2009 and a 36-unit building valued at $3.11 million. The owners, says Kaminksy, didnt present any evidence or a witness in the case in these proceedings, the burden of proof is on the tenant.
Kaminsky says hell next ask the Appellate Division to reconsider their verdict. If they refused we would ask for permission to appeal to the court of appeals, along with a stay that would allow Harry to keep his current digs while the already years-long case carries on.