Who is Lauren Pazienza? Socialite accused of fatally shoving NYC voice coach Barbara Gustern

By , , and New York Post

The fiery redhead accused of randomly shoving a respected, 87-year-old vocal coach to her death in Chelsea is the scion of a cesspool dynasty and was a gal-about-town in New York City before she was charged with the brutal crime.

Lauren Pazienza, 26, grew up in an idyllic part of Long Island, where her dad, Daniel, runs a successful business in Holtsville that has previously been ranked as the No. 1 cesspool company in Suffolk County for service and price.

Once she moved to the Big Apple, Pazienza, a former events coordinator for a high-end French furniture company, was seen gallivanting around town, attending swanky parties and art gallery openings.

But neighbors at the upscale Astoria condo where she lives with her fiancé said she wasn’t all smiles at home.

Law enforcement sources say Pazienza was a known nuisance in the Shore Towers, and had previously called the cops on her neighbors.

“I felt horrible about the situation but I wasn’t surprised,” one woman who lives in the doorman building told The Post Wednesday.

“There was always an issue with her and someone in the building,” the neighbor continued. “It’s like always something with that lady. I feel for her fiancé because he’s a nice guy and he didn’t sign up for this.”

A man who lives in the building described her as “definitely not the best tenant.”


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