He thought that if he could get the lady of apartment 3A to move out, he could raise the rent on her apartment, which he said was rent-stabilized.
Tenant of apartment 1A (an artist, who made a series of pictures and replaced them through a secret panel that opened into his apartment).
The landlord threatened him with eviction.
Something like this happened to Roddy McDowall's character in the Night Gallery episode, The Cemetery.
The title plays off the name of a famous painting by Marcel Duchamp called Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2.
This is a rare occasion when Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers are so desperate and cornered that they fight back, overwhelming the villain with physical force; Scooby actually bites the monster.
You may think I forgot the second story, but no. I'm just saving the best for last. "Ghoul Ascending Staircase" is genius. I never read a story like this before, and I am an avid reader of comic books and prose. It's fairplay yet on the surface surreal, and the story's creativity and cunning just left me absolutely stunned. Staton's and Ottolini's singular supporting cast only added more to a sturdy framework.