This Is The End
Aldon James has officially left the building.
Mr. James, the National Arts Club’s disgraced former president of 25 years and notorious antique hoarder, was finally evicted from his 15 Gramercy Park South digs today.
The eviction brings an end to a very long, very strange saga involving dead birds, antique hoarding and rose-colored glasses.
According to an 18-month investigation by the Attorney General’s office, the three men stockpiled club apartments — below market value or for free — to allegedly hoard antiques they purchased on flea market sprees using club funds.
A warrant forced him and his twin brother John James as well as their friend Steven Leitner to vacate their club apartments by July 31.
They don’t look very good right now, but ten Gramercy Park apartments formerly controlled by ex-president Aldon James and his brother John will soon be returning to the market. Relatively soon, that is, following gut renovations that were much-needed after the apartments’ time in the hands of the two hoarders.
Last week, Real Estate Weekly reported that the National Arts Club had finally reached a settlement with the Attorney General’s office allowing it to tidy up the club’s governance, financial controls and the filthy apartments. Today a state appeals court upheld the National Arts Club’s decision to boot the James brothers, the New York Post reported.
The National Arts Club sent out a press release today that sought to counter victorious statement made by former president Aldon James, and the document really reveals how contentious things have become in this case.
Aldon James, former president of the National Arts Club may soon depart his cut-rate apartment at the club’s tony Gramercy Park building, DNAinfo reports.
Mr. James was removed from office following accusations that he used institution as a personal checkbook, taking luxuries that included cheap apartment in the building for his own use, Read More