NYC real estate agent fired after run-ins with homeless neighbors

NYC real estate agent fired after run-ins with homeless neighbors

A Hell’s Kitchen real estate broker is looking for another job after a display of his distaste for the homeless people and drug addicts on his block got him fired. Scott Sobol, 43, got canned by Compass Realty for rolling empty beer bottles toward the Washington Jefferson Hotel, where he says an unsavory crowd has been hanging out and annoying him. “I would just like to take a simple walk with my dog to the Dunkin’ Donuts, but now every day that walk requires stepping over multiple beer bottles, a used syringe, and a dirty condom,” he told The Post. Sobol’s defiant bottle rolling was caught by a hotel security camera. The video found its way to the chairman of the Hell’s Kitchen 49-54 Block Alliance, Steve Belida, who emailed the clip to his members. The footage ended up on Nextdoor, a neighborhood social media site. The powers at Compass watched it, too. “The way in which our agents represent their communities is of utmost importance to us. Scott no longer works as an agent at Compass,” a company spokesman told The Post. Sobol had spent more than six years with Compass, where his website bio — now taken down — lauded him as one of the company’s best producers and the “very first agent recruited from Douglas Elliman to join Compass back in 2014.” In his June 11 email, Belida wrote: “We were given a video of a person coming out from behind a dumpster and throwing what appears to be bottles ...
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