Sex

NYC Housing Authority Embroiled in Boozy, Salacious Orgy Scandal

Apparently, nothing could get in the way of city employees' desire to party.

|

Richard B. Levine/Newscom

Two New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) employees have been suspended and dozens more transferred amid allegations of on-the-clock staff orgies at a Bronx public housing project.

The New York Daily News first reported on the scandal earlier this week, which involved booze-filled sex parties held in a groundskeeper's shop. Sources told the Daily News that the parties took place on Fridays and included lots of sexual activity between supervisors and their subordinates. When the orgies were held after work, staff would apparently claim overtime for the hours they spent partying.

According to Throggs Neck Houses Tenant Association President Monique Johnson, nothing could get in the way of the staffers' desire to party. "[It happened on] overtime, during working hours, after working hours, any day or any time of the day," Johnson tells the New York Post. "I now understand why work wasn't getting done."

One resident says the state of the housing development suffered while the staffers were otherwise occupied. "In the meantime, we kept seeing the garbage pile up, the grounds not being kept, lights not being replaced in a timely matter," Lehra Brooks, 66, tells The New York Times.

It wasn't just the partying. Johnson tells the Times that many staffers weren't involved in the salacious behavior. But they were told that if they spoke up, they'd face retaliation.

NYCHA higher-ups found out about the scandal in May and started investigating soon thereafter. On Friday, NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo reassigned the entire Throggs Neck staff—about 40 people in all—to other apartment complexes. "We've had longstanding concerns about management and performance issues at Throggs Neck," NYCHA spokesperson Robin Levine tells the Times. "Those concerns, coupled with troubling allegations of misconduct, are why the staff was reassigned. We can't comment further on an ongoing investigation."

In addition to reassigning dozens of employees, NYCHA suspended two of the Throggs Neck staffers without pay: grounds supervisor Brianne Pawson and caretaker Tayron Hazel. According to the Daily News, the suspensions weren't handed down until Tuesday, one day after news of the scandal broke. It's worth pointing out that Pawson is the daughter of NYCHA executive Charles Pawson.

The Throggs Neck development will surely benefit from an entirely new staff, though this latest scandal comes after years of problems for the massive apartment complex, which houses more than 2,700 residents. Last year, for instance, NYCHA faced accusations that it found traces of lead paint in 78 of the development's apartments, but didn't reveal that information to residents.

Advertisement

NEXT: Huge North Carolina Fentanyl Bust Turns Out To Be 13 Pounds of Sugar

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Wait! Lefties still have government run ghettos operating?

    How does the media not blast this as being racist as fuck? Oh yeah- media.

    1. If you think public housing projects are bad, wait until you hear what they did with the residents of the housing projects that they tore down.

      Also, NYC affordable housing projects aren’t exactly the same as the ghettoized projects that once existed in Chicago, for example. Middle income people live in some of these housing projects.

      1. Well, of course. Middle class in NYC is in the lower six figures – – – – – – —

  2. The New York Daily News first reported on the scandal earlier this week, which involved booze-filled sex parties held in a groundskeeper’s shop.

    “Grease me up, woman!”

  3. Well, some people *do* compare the U. S. today to the decadent phase of the Roman empire…so you’ll have to expect the occasional orgy.

    1. So would we then consider Twitter to be the modern day equivalent of a vomitorium?

      1. An entrance or exit passage from a theater?

        1. Yes, my joke was not historically accurate, nerd

    2. The only reason an animal isn’t on the cabinet is because Trump hates animals.

      1. So you’re upset that he hates your sex partners. Explains a lot.

      2. The horse was a Senator. We have a turtle for Majority Leader.

  4. The Throggs Neck development will surely benefit from an entirely new staff,…

    Whereas the places to which its staff got reassigned…

    1. Will be more fun to work at now?

  5. Wow, suspensions and transfers for criminally falsifying records? Wouldn’t surprise me if, by the time they get to the bottom of this, there will be reprimands, rebukes and chastisements.

    1. Don’t forget the stern talking-to’s

    2. Wouldn’t surprise me if, by the time they get to the bottom of this, there will be reprimands, rebukes and chastisements.

      Harsh words and spankings. A riding crop may or may not be involved.

  6. Sex Alcohol Low-income Housing New York City

    Grand slam, baby!

  7. “Those concerns, coupled with troubling allegations of misconduct, are why the staff was reassigned. We can’t comment further on an ongoing investigation.”

    They keep misspelling “fired”.

  8. On Friday, NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo reassigned the entire Throggs Neck staff?about 40 people in all?to other apartment complexes.

    Must be nice to know that you can literally fuck around all day at work and the only punishment you’ll get is reassignment.

    1. I know I’ll be perpetually disappointed by the term ‘Happy Hour’ from now on.

    2. Vito Mustaciuolo? Wasn’t he a stock character in The Barber of Seville

  9. Shocking news:

    If you take 5 mins to scrutinize any govt agency, you will find a shitshow that would make Kafka blush.

    In NYC, that basic-fact is amplified significantly.

  10. greedy asking for o.t. … also funny the party has now been “reassigned” to several different locations

  11. NYCHA higher-ups found out about the scandal in May and started investigating soon thereafter

    Regularly scheduled orgies take place in a public housing complex and it takes them 4 mos. to investigate? They must have run out of angles from which to take photos of Brianne Pawson’s twat.

    1. They must have run out of angles from which to take photos of Brianne Pawson’s twat.

      Not sure why anyone would want photo’s of some petty government functionary’s twat (just based on what the average petty government functionary looks like), but “rule 34” and all that.

      1. just based on what the average petty government functionary looks like

        She exceeded my expectations, though not by much.

        I’ve heard rumors about the gaze of some males, that they’ll stare at anything remotely resembling a naked human (female) for hours on end. It practically sounds like a job requirement for people involved in salacious crime investigations.

  12. Well if you’re going to engage in government-funded orgies, Throggs Neck Houses is the place to do it, I suppose. Sounds vaguely pornographic.

  13. I have never been invited to an orgy. My modest fear of germs and lack of interest of seeing other men’s dicks would prevent me from taking up on the invite. But I wouldn’t mind being asked just once.

    So I’ll take the initiative. Let’s have an H&R orgy this weekend. You’re all invited. Check in with me at the time and place TBD. I’ll be in my scuba gear.

    1. Will your orgy have as many women as a typical libertarian meet-up?

    2. someone will think the scuba look is hot

    3. Being invited to one is a lot of pressure. Orgies are only fun when they are spontaneous.

      1. orgies are only fun when they happen.

      2. Orgies are only fun when they are spontaneous.

        As evidence by the story of government-sponsored work-a-day chumps slogging their way through their Friday drunken orgies.

        1. Hey, it was either that or work.

          1. Uh… they were being paid to do it…. so, it was work.

      3. From a graph theory perspective, gay orgies are much easier to model.

  14. And yet NYC unemployment rate is unchanged – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Your tax dollars at work.

  15. “”On Friday, NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo reassigned the entire Throggs Neck staff?about 40 people in all?to other apartment complexes. “”

    To spread the love.

  16. Rule 34 means that there are undoubtedly videos of these events posted somewhere on the internet.

    However, if these people look anything like the typical DMV bureaucrat, then it’s unlikely they will get viewed much outside of certain fetish sites.

  17. man this has to be an improvement for all involved, compared to them actually spending time on their real jobs.

    I wish all government agencies would waste their time doing internal orgies rather than administrating.


  18. On Friday, NYCHA General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo reassigned the entire Throggs Neck staff?about 40 people in all?to other apartment complexes.

    So, spread the virus all around your organization. Seems wise.

    /sarc

  19. Instead of getting rid of the problem, they made it metastasize by sending the miscreants to other housing.

    “Wanna hear about the off the hook parties we got paid to have at Throggs Neck?”

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.