Lady Gaga’s dad fed-up with unruly, intrusive migrants, rallies NYC neighbors to take action

Fed up with all the migrants littering his neighborhood, the father of pop sensation Lady Gaga is reportedly fighting back by demanding city officials do something, anything, to stop the tide of mayhem that has taken over his community.

“I don’t mind having them there. They’re gonna be there for three years. That was the contract, I understand. But at least manage it. Put the proper security in place, have a police presence and a code of conduct,” Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta, told the New York Post in an exclusive interview published Wednesday.

“They’re guests in our neighborhood, and they have basically taken over,” he added.

The takeover started six weeks ago when the city “quickly transformed” a residence hall/dorm down the block from Germanotta’s home of 35 years into a migrant shelter.

“It was a stealth operation. They were bused in in the middle of the night, like when they flew them into Westchester. They didn’t want anybody to know what was going on. It was all pretty rapid,” he recalled.

Since the migrants’ arrival, the local quality of life has deteriorated rapidly thanks to constant block parties, prostitution, reckless driving, and even the catcalling of children.

“If it was like this when my girls were growing up, I wouldn’t be living in New York. There’s now 500 migrants living in that dormitory. That’s when all the mayhem began,” Germanotta, 66, said.

“Hookers are coming and going. In the mornings, you see prostitutes coming out of the building. The worst part’s at night. The noise. It starts at about 10 o’clock, and it’ll go until 4 in the morning. Playing music and racing their motocross and motorbikes up and down the streets,”  he added.

The mayhem has prompted Germanotta and other residents to form the West 70th Street Association to lobby city officials for better policing of the migrants.

“Germanotta and the West 70th Street Association have met with officials from New York City Health + Hospitals Corporation [HHC]. They want to meet next with Adam’s (sic) chief adviser Ingrid Lewis-Martin, and Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine,” according to the Post.

“He said the group wants to see a written plan — with targets, dates and objectives — outlining how order is going to be restored to the affluent neighborhood,” the Post reported on Wednesday.

So far, the only city official who’s really come through for them has been West Side councilwoman Gale Brewer, whom Germanotta said has “been extremely helpful” by, as an example, organizing 24/7 NYPD policing and pushing for the mass confiscation of unregistered motorized scooters.

But Germanotta and his peers still want more.

“Most of the people in (my) building are owners. They feel that this situation has affected their property values. Give us something back. Give us a tax rebate. They’re spending all this money, OK, give me some,” he said.

As for HHC, when they complained to them, they were offered solutions that would have amounted to just the enabling of the migrants, according to Germanotta.

“Their answer was, ‘We’ll build a bike corral.’ You’re just enabling ’em. [HHC] manages 117 facilities throughout New York City. … I would have thought that they would have a better handle on what happens when the migrants arrive” he said.

Germanotta was also critical of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, the organization whose students used to stay at the dorm til they were booted out to make room for the migrants.

“The city obviously needs space, all right, so they went to AMDA, which owns two facilities — one on (West) 85th Street and one on West 70th Street — which cleaned out both dormitories. They got a fat contract with the city, and they sold out the neighborhood,” he said.

“AMDA is getting very, very rich off this, and they screwed the neighborhood,” he added.

Germanotta saved his toughest criticism for New York City Mayor Eric Adams, whose response to the migrant crisis he personally views as a “joke.”

“In my opinion, you should have just suspended ‘sanctuary city’ status until we had enough housing and then said, ‘Yeah, OK, you can send some more,’” he said.

“It’s a joke. Why doesn’t he get one of the cruise ships? The cruise ships hold more people, and it’s a more controlled environment. The city is spending a tremendous amount of money that could be spent towards building affordable housing,” he added.

“The really sad part is that in the neighborhood, we still have our share of veterans and homeless — but we’re not taking care of our own. They don’t get food every day. It’s really sad. I feel for them,” he continued.


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