ADHOC: I’m speechless at this poor man’s plight

Manhattan building part-owned by Barbara Corcoran and A-Rod emptied a tenant’s rent-controlled apartment (apart from his piano and pet tortoise) when he was hospitalized with COVID because ‘everyone assumed he’d died’

  • Japanese native Ryo Nagaoka, 60, has lived in the East Village apartment for more than 20 years 
  • He works in midtown, at a noodle restaurant, and lives alone with his pet tortoise, Kame-san, which in English translates to Mr. Tortoise
  • In January, he was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in his apartment by his super 
  • He spent two months in hospital and then an out-patient facility being treated for complications 
  • Nagaoka returned to his apartment on Wednesday and found the locks had been changed 
  • When he eventually got inside,  he found all of his possessions had been thrown out aside from his piano 
  • Someone had rescued his tortoise andeighbors said they assumed he had died because no one had seen or heard from him for so long 
  • Now, a GoFundMe page has raised more than $30,000 for him; Barbara Corcoran donated  $12,000 


PUBLISHED: 16:19 EDT, 26 March 2021 | UPDATED: 18:12 EDT, 26 March 2021

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I foresee some huge lawsuits.




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