This is like a plotline from Oz: A doorman on the Upper West Side, who while in prison, had fallen in love with another inmate. While out, he plotted to kill the inmate's girlfriend, who would have been his romantic rival. According to the Daily News, Norman Spencer Gary took an old tenant's credit card to pay for a hitman to kill the woman, who has a 5 year old with the 25 year old inmate. The hitman was actually an undercover officer. Authorities are investigating whether the inmate at Downstate Correctional was in on the plot.
Gary was a doorman at 450 Riverside Drive, one of the many apartment buildings owned by Columbia.