Upper West Sider Judi Sisco, an outspoken activist for years, couldn’t believe the text: Some guy was asking about the giant painting of a vagina she wanted for her home office.
She hadn’t ordered any mural.
Then came a pamphlet on bipolar disorder stuffed in her mailbox. Followed by a brochure from Adam and Eve, a sex toy manufacturer. Texts from weed and porn vendors started popping up. Tweets and Instagram posts surfaced describing her as a cougar, for being married to a younger man.
The smear and harassment campaign against Sisco, 49, illustrates just how ugly the neighborhood tug-of-war over the homeless issue in the neighborhood has become, with two rival advocacy groups — NoNimby vs. Upper West Siders for Safer Streets — declaring war on each other.
Sisco points the finger at a few women – Allison Weinger among them — who she claims are behind NoNimby, which backs the city’s decision to house hundreds of homeless men at the Lucerne Hotel. Sisco belongs to UWSSS, which has more than 15,000 members on Facebook and doesn’t want another shelter in the neighborhood.
While Sisco is not an administrator or a monitor, she admits she’s not fault-free. She took on NoNimby for what she described as “bullying and doxing” of her UWSSS friends.
“I’m not a shrinking flower,” she said, “and I have a big mouth.”
But she said the mural and the brochures crossed the line, especially because she has a 12-year-old son. He is the reason she is going public now.
“If we’re all nasty online, fine. I can be nasty. They can be nasty. That stuff happens,” Sisco told The Post. “Sharing my address and sending things to a house where a child lives is not OK. That’s another step.”
The ugliness started in late August on Instagram. Sisco said she confronted Weinger after Weinger accused UWSSS members of harassing her. A back-and-forth on Instagram and Twitter ensued. On. Nov. 20, Weinger had a lengthy exchange on Instagram — screenshots were shared with The Post — with an account holder named gislandjerseytears, which she thinks is Sisco but Sisco denies.
Gislandjerseytears wrote: “Allison, why doesn’t [Weinger’s husband] want to stick it in you? Maybe cause you’re constantly hysterical?”
Allison.weinger replied: “Oh, Judi! You seem to be obsessed with my husband and our sex life. Projecting too much? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered girl! Will send you some vibrators, clearly you’re in need.”
On Dec. 1, the sex-toy catalog arrived.
When contacted by The Post, Weinger described herself only as a NoNimby follower.
“I don’t know who Judi is, and she has been attacking me and my family on Twitter,” Weinger said. “I would really like for this to end. To stop all this drama and stop making up all these lies.”
Sisco suspects Weinger and other NoNimby members are behind the harassment and giant-vagina order.
“I don’t have hard proof,” she told The Post. “But I think there are lots of things connecting them and lots of indications.”
Sisco detailed “the harassment” in a 700-plus-word Facebook post. Sisco said she has not gone to the police, but has talked with lawyers and sent a cease-and-desist letter to NoNimby on Instagram.
“It did nothing,” she said of her letter.