A tenant accused of turning a Tribeca apartment into a rowdy night club has finally moved out, it was revealed at a Manhattan court hearing Wednesday.
Kurt David — whose landlord accused him of holding crowded, mask-free parties during the COVID-19 pandemic — finally moved out of his digs at 81 Hudson St. after the owners sued him in March over the disruptive ragers.
“The good news for plaintiff is that Mr. David did vacate the premises last week,” Melissa Levin, a lawyer for owner Eisdorfer 60 LLC said during a Manhattan Supreme Court video hearing. “So he’s now out of there.”
Neither David, 30, of Roslyn, NY, nor any lawyer on his behalf was present at the hearing. To date, no lawyer has submitted any court papers in the case in David’s defense.
Levin argued that a judge should hold David in contempt after he allegedly held two more parties and didn’t allow the Department of Buildings into the apartment in violation of the judge’s April ruling.
At an April 13 court hearing, Justice Shlomo Hagler told Levin that the owners could enter the unit with police and even lock David out if he didn’t stop holding the parties.
Wednesday Levin added that even though David moved out, the owners are still owed over $100,000 in damages to the building.
Levin has also said in court papers that the contempt order should force David to shell out an additional $250 per day from when the judge issued his April order. If David doesn’t comply, Levin said he should be thrown in jail.
Hagler granted Levin’s request to hold David in contempt at the Wednesday hearing noting the problem tenant’s “abject contempt for this court’s order and the failure to comply with simple decency in not having COVID parties and selling alcohol and not permitting government agents to come in and enforce the law.”
The lawsuit claimed that David held 100-plus person parties complete with bouncers, booze being sold by bartenders, DJs playing loud music and a $100 cover charge. Several of these parties had to be broken up by law enforcement after disgruntled neighbors complained.
And the suit claimed the parties were also a health hazard since attendees weren’t wearing masks.
At one party in March, a 17-year-old drunkenly tumbled down a flight of stairs during a raid.
David could not immediately be reached for comment.