The hallway of an apartment building.


Suit: Convicted Rapist Is Squatting In Box In UES Building’s Hallway

March 16, 2018 - 9:50 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A convicted rapist used to live with his mother on the Upper East Side.

She threw him out, but he didn't go far. He's actually living in the hallway outside her apartment on York Ave, according to a lawsuit which claims Steven McPhail has taken up residence in a box in the hallway, the Daily News reported.

The suit by the landlord also accuses McPahil of urinating in the hallways and leaving rotting food outside of his box. It said residents are threatening to withold rent because they live in constant fear.

McPhail denies most of this and told the Daily News he lived in the box for only a short time after his mother threw him out for no reason. He was arrested last week for violating an order of protection.